Red Bull Injury Updates: Robles questionable, McCarty, Perrinelle on the mend

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by ANTHONY J. MERCED

A healthy dose of good news comes with the bad for the New York Red Bulls.

Luis Robles is questionable for this week’s game following an MCL sprain in his last start against the New England Revolution. However, Dax McCarty and Damien Perrinelle returned to training from his injury, offering hope of a timely recovery for the Red Bulls captain and the team’s stalwart centerback.

The news comes from Eric Giacometti on Twitter:

Luis Robles has been the ironman for New York Red Bulls, making 133 consecutive MLS starts since taking over for Bill Gaudette in 2012. Should he miss the game on Saturday, it would end one of the longest start streaks in MLS history.

The injury news wasn’t all bad as both Damien Perinnelle and Dax McCarty continue to make progress after recent knocks.

McCarty has been out since early August after he suffered a tibia fracture against the Chicago Fire. As for Damien Perinnelle, he is still recuperating from an ankle injury suffered during the team’s trip to LA. Both have made strides and could be featured in the Vancouver fixture this weekend.