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Sounders Injury Updates

Back injury will sideline Obed Vargas for ‘multiple weeks’

Team discovered a stress fracture after midfielder complained of pain following LAFC match.

Raúl Ruidíaz will miss at least two games with hamstring injury

Peruvian striker had just been heating up.

João Paulo undergoes ‘successful’ ACL surgery

It will likely be 6-9 months until the Brazilian returns.

Garth Lagerwey doesn’t ‘foresee us making any moves’ to replace João Paulo

Sounders GM expresses confidence in existing roster, calls defensive midfield team’s deepest position.

How will Sounders replace João Paulo?

Sounders feel as though they have the necessary depth at defensive midfielder.

João Paulo out for the year after tearing ACL

Nouhou’s injury is considered far less serious.

Yeimar will be available for selection against Earthquakes

Sounders centerback participates in training for the first time in over a month.

Sounders training notebook: Fit and ready to go

Yeimar Gomez Andrade likely to be only regular missing from Sounders roster.

Sounders injury update: ‘Everyone’s available to play’

Xavier Arreaga’s injury apparently wasn’t too serious.

Sounders training notebook: Yeimar definitely out for next two games

Centerback’s availability will likely depend on how quickly he can handle playing on a heavily taped ankle.

Sounders training notebook: Nicolás Lodeiro is back in Sounders training

Midfielder has been a full participant all week and should be available on Saturday.

Sounders training notebook: Raúl Ruidíaz returns

Stefan Frei, Ruidíaz and Jimmy Medranda all appear to be on track to be available against Minnesota United.

Stefan Frei out with quad injury

Sounders insist it’s only precautionary and that their goalkeeper should be back after the international break.

Nicolas Lodeiro enters ‘health and safety protocols’, unavailable for Austin FC match

It had looked likely that Lodeiro would be available this week.

Raúl Ruidíaz will likely miss Nashville SC match with muscle injury

Sounders head coach Brian Schmetzer deems it precautionary.

Nicolás Lodeiro has ‘no lingering knee’ issues, Sounders insist

Lodeiro is expected to make his preseason debut on Tuesday.

Nouhou will miss playoff opener

Centerback has been placed in health and safety protocol.

Sounders Training Notebook: Four days out

João Paulo, Raúl Ruidíaz and Jimmy Medranda all resumed full training.

Xavier Arreaga returns from Ecuador with unspecified injury

It’s unclear if he’ll be fit for the playoff game vs. Real Salt Lake.

Will Bruin undergoes successful knee surgery

The forward could return late in the MLS Cup playoffs, should the Sounders advance that far.

Jordan Morris ‘is going to feature’ against Galaxy

Nico Lodeiro could start, while Raúl Ruidíaz is more questionable.

Raúl Ruidíaz, Nico Lodeiro, Jordan Morris all nearing returns

Lodeiro may even travel for Tuesday’s match against LAFC.

Sounders training notebook: Rocky Road

Sounders embark on another 3-game week.

Raúl Ruidíaz expected to rejoin Sounders this week

The striker has been rehabbing in Peru over the last couple weeks.

Brad Smith has Covid-19, Australia coach confirms

The Sounders left back had previously been listed as out under the league’s "health and safety protocol."

Sounders training notebook: Finishing strong

Sounders close out stretch of 7 games in 23 days with six-pointer against Rapids.

Jordan Morris could be available to start games this season

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.

Jordan Morris could return to full training soon

Brian Schmetzer on his opinion of Morris’ status: "I’d put him into full training, but I’m not a doctor."

Nico Lodeiro has second surgery of 2021

Exact timeline unclear, but Brian Schmetzer says Lodeiro will be back in 2021.

Stefan Frei scheduled to make his return this weekend

Frei last played on May 12.

Stefan Frei, Nouhou likely returning to starting lineup soon, Brian Schmetzer says

Both could start against Minnesota on Sept. 11, Sounders coach strongly suggests.

Stefan Frei cleared to fully train

The only hurdle left is for Frei to be cleared to play in matches.