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Clint Dempsey returns to Sounders training

Reddit user snaps image that appears to show Dempsey running laps around the field.

UPDATE: Clint Dempsey is, indeed, training with the Sounders on Wednesday. After the training session, GM Garth Lagerwey and head coach Brian Schmetzer will give more information.

After weeks of not so much as an update on his health, it appears Clint Dempsey may be progressing toward an eventual return to the Seattle Sounders. An eagle-eyed user on Reddit, austasbak, claims to have snapped this picture at Starfire on Tuesday.

Although there’s no way to confirm when this photo was taken, there’s no immediate reason to doubt the user’s claim, either.

Most notably, a Sounders official did not deny the possibility it was snapped on Tuesday, while not confirming its veracity either. Sounder at Heart has also learned the Sounders plan to give an update on Dempsey’s health as soon as Wednesday.

This would not be the first time a player has trained on his own during what was otherwise an off day. It’s especially common for players who are coming back from a long layoff to take the opportunity to do some extra fitness work.

Dempsey has not trained with the Sounders since it was revealed he had an irregular heartbeat on Aug. 26.

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