Injuries Sideline Red Bulls First Teamers, in Other News, Water is Wet and the Sky is Blue

He's set to play Saturday, but we'll see... (Photo by Andy Marlin/Getty Images)

When writing up Red Bulls injury reports, you can easily end up sounding like a broken record. Really? One of the first teamers is out and Hans Backe is going to have to play guys out of position this weekend? You don't say?

And certainly, there's a point where this stuff stops having its worrisome effect on the team. Five wins in eight games with a beat-up line-up will do that to you. But here we are again with another injury report ahead of Saturday's tie against Toronto FC.

According to MLSsoccer.com Franco Panizo, Markus Holgersson figures to be out a second straight game and Wilman Conde still figures to be out.

Rafael Marquez, who lined up at centerback in the weekend's win over D.C. United/Pure Evil, didn't train yesterday, but figures to be in the line-up come the weekend. But we've seen this movie before and we know how it ends, usually with some awkwardly described injury on matchday.

So, if Marquez does end up in the starting XI, figure he starts at centerback along with Heath Pearce, just like he did Sunday.

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