Even though the Seattle Sounders don’t have a competitive match until next Friday, a handful of injury concerns from last weekend’s match against New York Red Bulls are worth monitoring during the week off.
Jordan Morris, who pulled up with an ankle injury in the first half, was evaluated by US Soccer medical staff in San Jose. Sounders head coach Brian Schmetzer said on Wednesday that Morris had an MRI on his ankle, but that it was “nothing major, an ankle sprain.” He didn’t report any more information, and said that he had not been told whether or not Morris would be available or selected in the USMNT’s match against Honduras on Friday. “I don’t know, that’s a question for Bruce.”
ESPN’s Jeff Carlisle has been tweeting Morris’ status from the national team camp in San Jose, starting with a report on Monday that Morris was receiving treatment that day and not part of the team’s training session. Morris’ status doesn’t seem to have changed from Tuesday’s report that he was “day-to-day,” but Carlisle did tweet a photo of Morris with a note that he was training in the gym that day.
The other major concern for the Sounders is right back Oniel Fisher, who had to leave the match on Saturday due to a hamstring injury. Fisher did some light jogging work on Wednesday, but nothing with the rest of the squad. Schmetzer didn’t know the extent of it on Saturday, and said on Wednesday that there was “no timeline” for Fisher’s return to action.