Sounders Injury Updates
Team discovered a stress fracture after midfielder complained of pain following LAFC match.
Peruvian striker had just been heating up.
Sounders GM expresses confidence in existing roster, calls defensive midfield team’s deepest position.
Sounders centerback participates in training for the first time in over a month.
Xavier Arreaga’s injury apparently wasn’t too serious.
Centerback’s availability will likely depend on how quickly he can handle playing on a heavily taped ankle.
Midfielder has been a full participant all week and should be available on Saturday.
It had looked likely that Lodeiro would be available this week.
Sounders head coach Brian Schmetzer deems it precautionary.
It’s unclear if he’ll be fit for the playoff game vs. Real Salt Lake.
Nico Lodeiro could start, while Raúl Ruidíaz is more questionable.
Lodeiro may even travel for Tuesday’s match against LAFC.
The striker has been rehabbing in Peru over the last couple weeks.
Brian Schmetzer said he expects Morris to resume full training by the end of this week and to be available to start games before the end of the regular season.
Frei last played on May 12.
Both could start against Minnesota on Sept. 11, Sounders coach strongly suggests.