Sounders FC midfielder Freddie Ljungberg is undergoing medical tests today to determine why he was experiencing memory loss and disorientation last Friday, coach Sigi Schmid said after practice.
He didn’t play Saturday night against the L.A. Galaxy.
Ljungberg seems to be fine, seeing as he stayed in Los Angeles for another day and didn’t return to Seattle until Monday. He did some running and stretching in practice but no field work today, because the team wanted to wait and see how his tests came out before allowing him to fully participate.
“It’s more a case of eliminating things than a case of determining ‘is this happening or that,'” Schmid said of the tests.
Schmid said Ljungberg’s problem is not migraine-related — even though memory loss can be, in rare circumstances, a side effect of migraines, according to this.
But I am no doctor. We’ll wait and see what comes of those tests.
“Obviously migraines are a headache, so that’s something that’s going to be looked at,” Schmid said. In other words, a migraine isn’t being ruled out.
The tests are a precautionary measure, the team said. Schmid said Ljungberg feels fine today.
As for Ljungberg’s chance of playing Thursday night, Schmid said “We’ll see.”