Forward Christian Ramirez came off in the 43rd minute of Minnesota United's 4-0 victory against D.C. United on Saturday at TCF Bank Stadium, but it was mostly a precautionary measure.
"He’s got a little tweak on his hamstring," coach Adrian Heath said. "We don’t think he’s too bad. As I said to him when he came over to the bench when he came off, 'If this means coming off today and being ready for next week, that’s better than trying to work through it and then it’s five, six weeks.' Because we can ill afford him to go down."
Ramirez said many players have been playing through injuries in recent weeks. But with pretty much a full roster ready and available this week, he didn't feel the need to push himself this time.
"If I need to be out there, I’ll be out there. I told them I could continue if they needed me to," Ramirez said. "But I’d rather play it safe, especially when I have my folks coming in next week."
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