As you were watching the Red Bulls finish the pre-season on a flourish, there were thoughts of a good start to this new season. Just as we were enjoying the play of the talented Gonzalo Veron putting in a hat trick down in Jacksonville against the Armada, thinking about the possibilities of a great strike partner tandem with him and Bradley Wright-Phillips. Now there is a bit of a halt to those plans.
From a team source Gonzalo Veron will miss two to four weeks with a left hamstring injury after going for an MRI and that means he will miss the home opener and the other games in March to start the season. After scoring his third goal of the match against the Armada there was a close up shot of Veron holding and rubbing the back of his right leg and the hope was going to be a slight discomfort.
But Marsch still has a loaded roster to get a good start going when the club hosts Toronto FC on Sunday March 6th and raising their second Supporters Shield Trophy.
A representative of the Red Bulls provided this statement on Veron.
New York Red Bulls forward Gonzalo Veron suffered a potential hamstring injury in the 5-1 victory over Jacksonville Armada FC Saturday evening in Jacksonville. Veron scored a hat trick before leaving the game. For precautionary reasons, Veron will undergo a MRI later today. His playing status will be updated later in the week.