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Davies (Hamstring) Questionable; Rowe Off Injury List

Photo credit: Corbin Elliot/Prost Amerika

Photo credit: Corbin Elliot/Prost Amerika

In news that should come as a surprise to no one, Revolution forward Charlie Davies is listed as questionable with a hamstring strain on the club’s injury report, which was released on Friday.

Davies exited last week’s match against DC United in the 34th minute after tweaking his left hamstring minutes earlier. Following the match, Davies downplayed the seriousness of the injury.

“It felt like a mild strain if you will,” Davies said at the time. “I felt like I’d give it one more chance to have a scoring opportunity and it came with Teal crossing. I tried the bike, I tried to improvise. And then I just felt like OK, that was my chance, now it’s time to be smart and come off. It’s early in the season, if I’m going to have something like this happen, I’d rather it now then later on in the season.”

Revolution coach Jay Heaps told the media on Tuesday that the coaching and medical staffs would take a cautious approach with Davies going into Sunday’s match.

“We’re hopeful for Sunday’s game, but at the same time, we want to be mindful of the entire year,” Heaps said. “We need to handle Charlie with the right amount of precaution now, so it doesn’t linger and isn’t something that hangs on for a couple weeks.”

Davies was the lone player listed on the Revolution injury report. Midfielder Kelyn Rowe, who was questionable ahead of last week’s match with a hip injury, did not appear on Friday’s report.

On the other side of the pitch, midfielders Maurice Edu (left tibia stress reaction 3/10, out 3-4 months) and Tranquillo Barnetta (left knee osteoarthritis) both appeared on the Union’s injury list.

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