The hope is that now, finally, New York Red Bulls centerback Ronald Zubar has been able to pinpoint the quadriceps ailment that has kept him out the past nine games.

Once again, Zubar did not train with the first team on Monday as the fallout from a quadriceps injury suffered in March continues to sideline the imposing French central defender. He went down with the original injury on March 8 in the season opener, that being a hamstring injury at Sporting Kansas City, and he left the field after 77 minutes in what was an impressive MLS debut.

He would later injure his quadriceps in rehab as he worked his way back from the hamstring injury and has been off the field since.

It was hoped that he would be ready last month and then most recently as two weekends ago ahead of the clash with New York City F.C.. He hasn't made the gameday roster for any game since the initial injury.

Last week, Zubar visited what head coach Jesse Marsch called a “muscle specialist” to help pinpoint the issue.