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Fredy Montero To Undergo Wrist Surgery, Pat Noonan Re-Signed, Mike Fucito Hurt

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Fredy Montero will undergo wrist surgery and is being called questionable for Saturday's Seattle Sounders match against the San Jose Earthquakes. (Photo by Andy Marlin/Getty Images)
Fredy Montero will undergo wrist surgery and is being called questionable for Saturday's Seattle Sounders match against the San Jose Earthquakes. (Photo by Andy Marlin/Getty Images)
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UPDATE: Mayers has some more details on the injury, namely that it happened before the New York Red bulls match and that he'll almost certainly be available for next weeks's game.

It was apparently a bit of a news filled day at Seattle Sounders training on Thursday. The biggest news is that Fredy Montero will undergo wrist surgery and is now being called "questionable" for Saturday's match against the San Jose Earthquakes. We also found out that Pat Noonan has been re-signed to a three-month contract, which would keep him with the team at least until the summer transfer window. Finally, word came out that Mike Fucito rolled his ankle in practice, adding another potential set back to the seemingly snake-bitten forward. (All of this news comes to us via @JoshuaMayers, which is someone everyone on this site should really be following.)

Montero's injury does not seem to be a huge deal, although anytime your Designated Player has any kind of surgery there's always some cause for concern. Coach Sigi Schmid said there's a decent chance Montero could be ready for the game, but rushing him back doesn't seem to make a lot of sense. Maybe a week off would be good for him to clear his head, as his goal-less streak has now reached 13 matches (including playoffs). Montero has generally been one of the Sounders better players this year, but the lack of scoring is probably getting in his head.

For my money, the most intriguing pairing in Montero's absence would be Nate Jaqua and O'Brian White. I know a lot of people were less than impressed with the Jaqua-Blaise Nkufo experiment that was tried a couple times last year, I actually thought it showed promise. Jaqua is not really a target forward in the classic sense and it would be fun to see him interplay with someone like White, who has the kind of speed to form an interesting partnership with a clever passer like Jaqua.