Gonzalo Veron could start training with the Red Bulls Wednesday (FrontRowSoccer.com Photo)
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HANOVER, N.J. — Gonzalo Veron is back with the Red Bulls.
Veron, who visited a doctor in his native Argentina, returned to the Major League Soccer club Tuesday and could resume training as early as Wednesday.
“The word is that he can start training, finally,” head coach Jesse Marsch told reporters after practice at the Red Bulls training facility Tuesday. “Now at what level, we’ll see exactly.”
The 27-year-old Veron suffered his latest hamstring injury during the second leg of the CONCACAF Champions League quarterfinals vs. Vancouver Whitecaps FC March 2.
Veron’s tenure with the Red Bulls has been fraught with several injuries and disappointing performances.
Marsch was hopeful that defender-midfielder Connor Lade, who has been sidelined with a rib injury, will be able to train soon. He said that the former St. John’s University standout was day to day.
“This injury has been painful than any of us expected,” he said, “even though there’s not any real injury other than the connection of the rib to the spine. But it’s just one that is incredibly sensitive, so we’re hopeful that [Wednesday] could be a training day for him, but we’ll see.”
There was no real news about the club’s search for a center back.
When asked about the team’s progress, Marsch replied, “ongoing, ongoing.”
The Red Bulls begin a three-game homestand vs. D.C. United Saturday at 7:30 p.m.