The Sounders had a pair of unfortunate injury updates Monday.
First off, forward Kevin Parsemain, signed just a couple weeks ago after a standout preseason, has suffered a torn anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) knee and will have to undergo surgery. He is expected to miss six to seven months and seems unlikely to play this year.
Secondly, rookie defender Damion Lowe had to undergo surgery Monday on a hip injury that has kept him out the past couple weeks. He is expected to miss four months.
There is no word yet on if the team will recall any of its players who are out on loan. Admittedly, I’m not privy to all those details, as deals involving Jimmy Ockford (with the New York Cosmos of the NASL) and Eriq Zavaleta (with Chivas USA) were announced as year-long moves. David Estrada (with the Atlanta Silverbacks of the NASL) can be recalled as needed.
Here is some background on the players from the news release:
Lowe, 20, was selected by Seattle with its top pick (8th overall) in the 2014 MLS SuperDraft. The Jamaican international started three of six appearances for Sounders FC in the 2014 preseason, logging 345 minutes. Lowe was a three-year starter at the University of Hartford, where he started all 44 appearances with eight goals and four assists.
Parsemain, 26, was signed by Sounders FC on March 28, 2014. He co-led Sounders FC with three goals in the 2014 preseason, starting four of six appearances with 248 minutes played. A native of Martinique, Parsemain is one of his country’s leading scorers at the international level and most recently played for Riviere-Pilote in the Martinique first division.