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By DAN KARELL
Hours after advancing to the World Cup quarterfinals, the Costa Rican Football Federation learned some news that put a slight damper on their nation’s celebrations.
In a press release on Sunday evening, Costa Rica announced that New York Red Bulls defender Roy Miller has been ruled out of at least the quarterfinals with a left hamstring strain. The release says that Miller suffered the injury at the end of practice when Costa Rica were working on penalty kicks.
Team doctor Vladimir Badilla said in the release that after undergoing an MRI, Miller was diagnosed with a grade one hamstring strain, an injury that could take seven to 21 days to heal, likely ruling Miller out of the World Cup all together.
Miller, 29, made his World Cup debut in Costa Rica’s scoreless draw with England, playing the full 90 minutes in the shutout. Miller will remain with Los Ticos during the duration of their World Cup campaign, instead of immediately returning to New York.
What do you think of this news? Disappointed to hear Miller is out? Do you see him recovering in time to play for the Red Bulls when he returns to the USA?
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