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July 19, 2012 at 3:54 PM

Sounders get positive news on injury front

Seattle Sounders FC Logo.jpgSounders FC’s Brad Evans was forced to leave Wednesday’s friendly with a knee injury and a couple others are overcoming knocks, as well. Before the team takes three days off from training, coach Sigi Schmid provided a few injury updates Thursday:

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— Regarding Evans, Schmid said there’s a little swelling in the right knee but doctors don’t think it’s a long-term issue. The midfielder had the knee wrapped but jogged with the other starters in warmups and appeared to go through a full regeneration training session with his knee wrapped. “We feel with a little bit of rest over this weekend with our time off, that come Monday he should be very close to being ready to go or participating in the majority of practice,” the coach said.

Michael Gspurning was in sneakers today and worked off to the side instead of with the other goalkeepers. He has missed the last 13 games with a hip strain. “We just wanted to ease off on him,” Schmid said. “We had pushed him, pushed him, pushed him. When we decided not to play him in the Chelsea game we decided to make this a plateau period and wanted him to just run, do bike, just do strength and stuff like that now. So that’s why he went inside. We’ll push him again on Monday, but we expect him to be ready to go against Colorado.”

— Midfielders Cordell Cato (MCL sprain) and Alex Caskey (hamstring strain) were new additions to the injury report this week, but both were able to jog through warmups. Both sustained the knocks in the U.S. Open Cup semifinal against Chivas USA. “We just still wanted to go easy with them, because there’s no reason to push them today,” Schmid said. “Caskey is feeling much better — could have probably been pushed harder than he went today. Same thing with Cato, although he was pretty close to full in. So again we expect by Monday they should both be fine.”

— In some other notes, Schmid said goalkeeper Andrew Weber is pretty much over his adductor strain and indicated he could in the mix for selection next week in Colorado.

— Forward/midfielder David Estrada, who had some family visit training, has been upgraded from crutches to a walking boot and did a lot of work on the stationary bike.

— Rookie forward Babayele Sodade continues to do more and more. He jogged with the team for warmups and did some fitness work as we near the four-month mark after he tore his ACL.

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