Steve Zakuani returned to Sounders FC training today after missing Monday’s practice to undergo a blood test. So how’d things go?
“He was all right,” coach Sigi Schmid said. “I didn’t mean to alarm the world by saying he had to go for a blood test. It wasn’t anything major.”
Zakuani does, however, have an injury to his groin area, which kept him to the side of practice with a couple other guys on the mend: defenders Djimi Traore and Marc Burch.
Schmid said each would be further evaluated Wednesday to determine if they’ll travel for this weekend’s game in Philadelphia, reiterating that Zakuani’s concern is the groin and nothing to do with the blood test.
Those three players mentioned above are the main injury concerns, the coach added. Defender Patrick Ianni is healthy but remains a fitness concern having missed a few months with the broken foot.