BOCANEGRA TO MISS SIX WEEKS
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CHAD WINGER - Friday, November 16, 2012
US captain Carlos Bocanegra is slated to miss up to six weeks after tests revealed that the veteran defender has a torn hamstring.

Bocanegra underwent a team-administered battery of tests on Friday morning and the diagnosis will have the American with a layoff that may last until 2013.

"After analyzing the ultrasound, Carlos Bocanegra has a Grade II tear in the hamstring of the left leg," a club statement released to YA by Racing's Enrique Palacio stated. "Doctors estimate that [Bocanegra] will need around six weeks off."

Bocanegra was injured in Krasnodar last Wednesday when the USA and Russia played to a 2-2 draw with the American forced to leave the match in the 18th minute.

In Bocanegra's absence, the long-time La Liga club will look to jump-start their campaign which sees the Highlanders perilously close to the drop zone, sitting in 17th and only two points from safety.

Racing Santander host Villarreal on Saturday.
3mph
Sunday November 25, 2012 7:52 am
ESPN just published an update today about this. Hah.
Ferris
Thursday November 22, 2012 9:19 pm
As long as they are healthy, both will be in Brazil in my opinion.
Andy
Wednesday November 21, 2012 7:47 pm
Time to give the armband to Bradley.
baropbop
Monday November 19, 2012 5:51 pm
I really hate to see this, but I've been expecting this for a while now. Does anyone seriously think Dolo and Boca will be starting in Brazil?
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