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Training Report: Aurelien Collin unlikely to feature for New York Red Bulls against Toronto FC

Doesn't seem like Collin will be off RBNY's injury list in time for TFC's visit to Red Bull Arena on May 19.

The New York Red Bulls don't have anything like the injury issues they had earlier this season. Currently, the list of sidelined first-teamers is short: Aurelien Collin (and Gideon Baah, if you want to be hyper-accurate, but since he is unavailable to RBNY in MLS for the season, his fitness is only of interest to NYRB II).

Collin was described as "week to week" close to three weeks ago - and it would seem likely he'll remain out of the match-day reckoning for another week at least. Speaking to reporters after RBNY's training session on May 17, head coach Jesse Marsch confirmed Collin is on the right track with regard to his recovery, but doesn't appear ready for competitive minutes just yet.

Asked if it was optimistic to think the veteran center-back would be fit in time for RBNY's May 19 meeting with Toronto FC, Marsch said it was:

It's a little optimistic and most importantly we don't want to put him in position to get re-injured. but he's back out here and I think he'll be in training soon. So, good, positive signs.

Match-day lineup surprises have become RBNY's signature move this season, though they are generally of the surprise-absence variety. Right now, it looks like Collin's return to the field is deferred to the Red Bulls' May 27 match against New England Revolution, at the earliest.