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May 21, 2013 at 1:02 PM

Sounders FC injury updates: Alonso unlikely to play Sunday, Gonzalez good to go

Seattle Sounders FC LogoI’ll have some more updates from Sounders FC practice Tuesday, but first a few injury updates from coach Sigi Schmid:

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— The main concern was the status of midfielder Osvaldo Alonso, the team’s three-time MVP, after he left Saturday’s game with a groin injury. Schmid said he don’t know exactly how long the recovery will take: “It’s an injury that he’s had before. He feels it isn’t as bad as when he had it once before, so he was able to work out inside. He was already on the bike today, so we’ll see. This weekend, probably not very likely (he’s available). There’s a chance against Chivas, and then we have to go day by day as we get through and move forward this week. The MRI showed there’s no extreme pull or strain, but it is what we thought it was.”

— And how about defender Leo Gonzalez, who was left in a bloody mess Saturday and had to be subbed out after being elbowed by FC Dallas forward Blas Perez? “Leo’s fine,” Schmid said. “We gave him a little bit more of — whatever you want to call it — ‘a pro day’ today. He’d (played) a lot of minutes for us, too. He’s a little bit banged. So we figured with his eye it was a good day to go easier. His eye is fine. He can see fine. He should be ready to go this weekend.”

— And midfielder Steve Zakuani, who has missed four games with a groin injury and left Tuesday’s practice early? “Steve got an injection yesterday that we think is really going to help with the issue,” Schmid said. “He’s a little bit sore from that, so he went inside to work, but he should be out on the field tomorrow.”

— I spoke with Mauro Rosales briefly, and he said his shoulder is doing much better. He was a neutral in training, so he’s being reincorporated into full-contact drills, which he wasn’t doing last week. We’ll get more updates on him and others in the buildup to Sunday’s game.

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