Currently, the New York Red Bulls have two players out with injuries: Chris Duvall and Roy Miller. Duvall broke his leg in July. In early September, Miller was reported to have sustained a knee injury that would keep him sidelined for six to eight weeks.
We've been told Duvall's rehabilitation is on track to return to regular training and contention for a starting role again by late October. Good news, reported by BigAppleSoccer.com's Kristian Dyer: that is still the case.
BAS reports Duvall has recently had a screw removed from his injured leg, and head coach Jesse Marsch says the player is "feeling great and doing great."
Marsch is also optimistic about Miller's prospects for an on-time recovery:
"Roy is on schedule. He started to do a little bit of jogging and moving around and stuff."
The hope is both players will be ready to compete for a place in the starting lineup around the time RBNY is preparing to start work in the playoffs. Marsch told BAS:
"I would guess that they're both training come the end of the October. Roy may be a little bit faster than Chris."
Good news all round. Miller is no longer regarded as the team's first-choice left back, but he is an experienced and versatile defender. Duvall was the starting right back when he was injured, and his potential return would strengthen the team's options on that side of the defense.