Bocanegra sidelined six weeks with hamstring tear

Bocanegra sidelined six weeks with hamstring tear

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Bocanegra sidelined six weeks with hamstring tear

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It looks like Carlos Bocanegra will not play another game this year.

Bocanegra is expected to miss the next six weeks with a left hamstring tear, according to his club, Racing Santander. Bocanegra suffered the injury early in the first half of the U.S. Men’s National Team’s 2-2 draw with Russia on Wednesday and had to be replaced.

The timetable of recovery for Bocanegra means the U.S. captain should be healthy around when the new year begins, and he should have enough time to get match fit and sharp for the Americans’ World Cup qualifier at Honduras on Feb. 6. Still, the injury raises concerns as to who will take his place next to Geoff Cameron in the U.S. defense during the Hexagonal round of qualifying should Bocanegra ever be injured or suspended.

What do you think of Bocanegra’s injury? How concerned are you about the lack of depth behind Bocanegra? Who would you like to see groomed to play centerback next to Geoff Cameron?

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