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Osvaldo Alonso seeing specialist to examine leg injury

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Joe Nicholson-USA TODAY Sports

Osvaldo Alonso has been unable to participate in most of Seattle Sounders training, sitting out Wednesday's session entirely. Although the injury isn't believed to be too serious, the Sounders are having him see a specialist as a precaution.

"He's making progress," Sounders head coach Sigi Schmid said. "This is the doctor we wanted him to see. He sees him this afternoon, and after that we'll have a little more clarity as to how we move forward. He's made progress each day and is starting to get stronger."

Schmid was vague about the specific injury, saying it was "something in his leg." Alonso indicated that it was a groin injury -- different from the injury that hampered him at the end of last season.

"I've got a little injury but I hope it's nothing dangerous and I hope I can be ready for next week," Alonso said.

Despite being hampered by injury a year ago, Alonso still played 33 games. The only game he missed was due to yellow-card accumulation.