Sounders FC’s reserve game Sunday was a damaging one, as three players had to be taken out of the game due to injury. Coach Sigi Schmid gave the updates after practice Tuesday:
— Andy Rose sustained an injury to the meniscus in his knee and was set to undergo surgery today. The recovery could be something like 3 to 5 weeks, or 4 to 6 weeks, depending on how things go, Schmid said.
— Dylan Remick pulled an adductor muscle late in the game and could be out 2 to 4 weeks. “He’s usually pretty quick with his recoveries, but probably out for this weekend, for sure,” Schmid said. “He’s thinking he can be back in two weeks. (The trainers are) saying four. So we’ll see what happens there.”
— Tristan Bowen, as he revealed Monday on Twitter, sustained a concussion. Schmid said Tuesday that the forward/midfielder is still experiencing the symptoms, “so he’s going through the protocol.” MLS has standardized players’ returns from concussions.
Schmid also provided a more in-depth prognosis on Djimi Traore, who was jogging to the side at practice having suffered a slight tear to his adductor last month in Vancouver. The veteran center-back isn’t expected back before the World Cup break, but it’s not thought of as a long-term concern.
“It’s not season ending,” Schmid said. “It’s one of those things we expect 4 to 6 weeks, as well.”