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July 15, 2010 at 8:40 AM

Sounders FC place rookie David Estrada on injured reserve

Here’s the release from the team. I’m not entirely sure if this opens up the roster spot for Blaise Nkufo, since Estrada is a protected/developmental player, but it would appear so. I’ll find out from the team.

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Midfielder David Estrada Placed on Injured Reserve

RENTON, WASH. – The Seattle Sounders FC announced today midfielder David Estrada has been placed on injured reserve due to a right hamstring strain and right first toe sprain.

As a result, Estrada is required to miss six games. He is eligible to return to league play for the September 4 game in New England against the Revolution.

Estrada, 22, has appeared in three Major League Soccer games, with one start at FC Dallas. Seattle selected Estrada with the 11th overall pick in the 2010 MLS SuperDraft.

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