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Health news: Alonso, Rose, Estrada, Johnson

Post by Don Ruiz / The News Tribune on Sep. 5, 2012 at 1:06 pm with No Comments »
September 5, 2012 1:07 pm

Sounders coach Sigi Schmid gave these health updates after training today at Starfire:

“(Osvaldo Alonso) we just wanted to go easy on today. He’s got to go through the concussion protocol. But he’s very low on the scale. He’s taking the (test) this afternoon, and we assume he’s going to pass that. So he should be cleared, but we just wanted to go easy on him today. … Andy (Rose) has been training. He says he feels better each time. Still feels the rib is bothering him a little bit, but he feels better every time. And same thing with David (Estrada): Today was the first time David was with the big group, so we just wanted to put him through the possession group and then pull him out at that point. So we’ll push him a little bit further tomorrow.

Schmid also was asked about Eddie Johnson, who didn’t travel on either leg of the Sounders’ Trinidad-Texas road trip last week.

“When you look at it, he hasn’t really played a full season in a long time,” he said. “We felt that there was a little bit of an adductor strain that wasn’t all that serious, but we figured now was a good time to sort of rest him, let him regenerate. He worked hard with (trainer Dave Tenney) last week to continue to build that base. But it’s more for the fact that this is his first full season back, and I think he’s going to be a vital, critical piece for us as we go into the playoffs, and as we go into the final stretch. So we figured now is a good time.”

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