Bocanegra ruled out for six weeks

Spanish club Racing Santander says United States defender Carlos Bocanegra will be sidelined for six weeks with a muscle tear in his left leg.

Racing says Bocanegra suffered the injury during the United States’ 2-2 draw with Russia on Nov. 14.

Bocanegra is playing for Racing in Spain’s second division on loan from Scottish side Rangers.

He should not miss any time with the American national side, which next plays Honduras on Feb 6.