Rafa Marquez Out Two Weeks with Hamstring Injury

Red Bulls midfielder Rafa Marquez will miss up to two weeks with a hamstring injury

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The Red Bulls will be without Rafa Marquez for at least two weeks, as the Mexican international suffered a hamstring injury in Saturday's 1-1 draw against New England.

The news came Tuesday after the team's training session on the pitch at Montclair State University, where head coach Hans Backe provided an update on his midfielder.

“He hasn’t had the possibility to be consistent in training this season,” said Backe. “He’s been in and out, injuries and things like that, so it’s not really a really a surprise that you pick up things. I would say it’s quite common.”

Backe stressed the importance of reaching peak fitness and maintaining a steady training regimen over the course of a season to avoid injuries like this. Unfortunately Marquez was unable to hit his stride in training for most of the season, as a nagging calf injury left him out of the lineup as a regular starters since late April.