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April 9, 2010 at 9:08 PM

More on Nate Jaqua’s road to recovery from injury

Space limitations in the newspaper didn’t allow for a full Nate Jaqua story. It instead became a note in the advance for the Real Salt Lake game, which focused on the rise of Pat Noonan.
Here’s an unedited version of the Jaqua story, since I like to get as much information out to the readers as possible.

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TUKWILA–Nate Jaqua paced gingerly around Sounders FC practice Friday, two days after he underwent surgery to repair his lower-abdominal fascial.
But there was a glint of optimism in the step of the 6-foot-4 forward/midfielder.
There’s hope now. Hope that he will finally be able to fully recover from the lingering pain he has felt since the end of the 2009 season due to a pubic symphysis injury.
“I think it’s a positive thing,” said Jaqua of the surgery. “It was kind of vague what the problem was the last few months and trying to figure it out.”


With the help of a specialist in Philadelphia, Jaqua thinks he has found the solution after other treatment options – mainly rest – didn’t work. He is expected to be healthy in 4-6 weeks.
Seattle coach Sigi Schmid is happy to have a target return-date for Jaqua especially after months of uncertainty surrounding the status of the 29 year old.
“Well it’s nice being able to identify and have a solution for what his issues were and his problems were,” Schmid said. “It was something that was a number of different things, but the doctor feels good about the surgery that was performed and hopefully he will be ahead of the timeline that is set for him.”
Sounders FC players and coaches have missed Jaqua’s physical presence in the attack. Earlier this week, forward Freddie Ljungberg said Jaqua was the main target on free kicks and corner kicks last season, and was best at holding the ball against physical defenders.
Jaqua said he will be cautious in the recovery process, but could get back into training in three weeks.
“I want to be back out there more than anybody,” he said.

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