New York Red Bulls defender Chris Duvall thrilled to be back training after lengthy injury rehab: "It's what I live for"

New York Red Bulls right back Chris Duvall is happy.

Happy to be back with his teammates. Happy to be preparing for the upcoming MLS season. Happy to be playing soccer again.

Duvall is in the midst of preseason preparations with the rest of the Red Bulls, competing again for the first time since suffering a season-ending broken tibia during U.S. Open Cup play last July. The injury tested him both physically and mentally, but Duvall has persevered.

"I think that's just what kind of drove me every day," Duvall told "It helped that I had the support of all the staff and all the players coming in every day and having my back."