The young forward expects a speedy recovery but his club coach is a bit more cautious.
Agudelo admitted that he didn't realize the severity of the injury initially. The forward played in the United States Under-23 match against Cuba and said it happened before he scored in the 6-0 rout.
"I was trying to shield the ball and I tried to stop myself from running and I got pushed a bit and my knee got caught. I just felt a little pop," Agudelo said. "I tried to play through it and as soon as I stopped moving it around it got really sore. I didn't go back in the second half and my coach thought it would be smarter [if the injury was examined]."
Agudelo will have surgery to repair the muscle tear on Monday. The Colombian-born forward expects a speedy recovery.
"It's not like an ACL injury," he said. "I'll return soon, these type of injuries usually heal quickly. I should be back in three to four weeks."
New York Red Bulls head coach Hans Backe was a bit more cautious then his young striker. After the Red Bulls' 4-1 victory over the Rapids, the Swedish coach said Agudelo could be out for at least six weeks.