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Ronald Matarrita to miss World Cup with injury

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The injury bug continues to plague the Costa Rican fullback

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Ronald Matarrita just can’t catch a break. After overcoming an injury earlier this season with New York City FC, the perennially injured star has once again fell victim to unfortunate circumstances.

As originally reported by Nacion, Matarrita sustained a grade-one tear to his hamstring while training with the Costa Rican national team this week in preparation for the team’s World Cup opener against Serbia on Sunday. Though the injury is only expected to keep him out for two weeks, Los Ticos coach Oscar Ramirez decided to discard the young fullback from the team’s squad.

Since arriving to NYCFC, the 23-year-old Matarrita has repeatedly missed out due to injury. Despite that, the young star has always found a way to come back and contribute, much like he did this year.

The injury is not expected to sideline him for further action with NYCFC. But that pales in comparison to participating in perhaps the world’s most prestigious international sports competition.

Get well soon, Mata! We love you.