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Category: Injury

May
29th

Martins has broken nose, will play

Sounders coach Sigi Schmid revealed that Obefemi Martins suffered a broken nose, but will play Sunday when the New York Red Bulls visit CenturyLink Field.

Here’s Schmid’s health report on his team:

Oba came through OK, but his nose is broken. There might be something that needs to get done after this game Sunday. So, we’ll have to see with Oba. Chad (Marshall) is fine. Pineda is progressing well. (Martins) will play Sunday. I don’t know (about a mask).

May
26th

Schmid explains lineup considerations for three games/nine days stretch

LogoSoundersAfter playing SKC on Saturday, the Sounders will play the Colorado Rapids at 7 p.m. Wednesday and then the New York Red Bulls at 2 p.m. Saturday.

Coach Sigi Schmid had this to say about how the club decides which players are able to play in all three games

We try to see how they recover. We do different things to measure their recovery. We see what their output was in the game. We see how they recover: OmegaWave gives us a little indication. Obviously, talking to them, asking them how they feel: We want them to be honest with us. You’ve got history with players, Read more »

May
25th

Martins expected back; Pineda questionable

The Sounders went through a short training session this morning at Starfire. The main news were these health updates from coach Sigi Schmid:

On Obafemi Martins’ leg: “I think he should be back for Wednesday. He’s over it, and we’ll just move forward.”

On Gonzalo Pineda’s ankle: “Pineda’s ankle pretty sore today. He’s probably questionable for Wednesday…. He’s got a chronic little ankle there.”

May
15th

Martins doubtful for Whitecaps, who say Sounders dangerous anyway

Robinson
Robinson

Coach Sigi Schmid said it doesn’t look like forward Obafemi Martins will be ready to play tomorrow at Vancouver, due to a leg injury. Schmid said X-rays came back OK and he was still holding out hope, but that the club’s plan was to have Martins back at training next week.

Meanwhile, Whitecaps coach Carl Robinson stressed that the Sounders are deep and dangerous, regardless of who lines up at forward.

“They’ve got a fantastic group of players,” Robinson said. “If Chad comes in or Neagle goes and plays up top, they’ve got some fantastic players who don’t play regularly. We’ll have to deal with it. It’ll make it tougher, because players who aren’t playing regularly step into the team, they’ve got a point to prove because they want minutes. It’s going to be difficult whether Martins plays or he doesn’t.”

On five-game unbeaten run against Seattle: It doesn’t change (our approach) whatsoever for me. We’re still the underdogs. We’ve got off to a decent start, and we sit above them at the moment in the standings, but it makes no difference. We know they’re a fantastic club, they’ve got a fantastic manager in charge, they’ve been in the playoffs seven years. Whichever way people want to spin it, we’re still the underdog, and we’ll take it.
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May
14th

Martins misses training for mystery X-ray

Martins
Martins

Soudners forward Obafemi Martins missed training today. Here’s the explanation from coach Sigi Schmid:

“Oba wasn’t (at training). He was upstairs, and we had to send him for an X-ray. He’s got a little bit of a complaint. We want to make sure with the X-ray, and then we’ll see and make a determination tomorrow.”

The natural follow-up followed: Is there a body part?

“No,” Schmid said. “… I’m being Bruce Arena. It’s a general body full-scan X-ray.”

The Sounders’ next match is Saturday in Vancouver.
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April
16th

Cold Colorado could affect Sounders lineup

Dempsey
Dempsey

Dick’s Sporting Goods Park in Commerce City, Colorao, was caked in snow this morning. However, the forecast calls for temperatures to rise to the 40s and 50s by the time the Sounders meet the Rapids there Saturday night.

Coach Schmid Schmid agreed weather could be a factor in the game, and especially with his lineup.

On today’s snow: It may alter some things. Guys who are coming off muscle injures or so forthyou have to be a little bit careful with because the cold weather is a little bit harder to play in.

On Clint Dempsey’s hamstring: He got through training today great. So we’ll see how he is tomorrow and Read more »

April
14th

Updates: Dempsey, Evans, Morris, Kovar

The Sounders are off the practice pitch for another day. Among those taking part was Clint Dempsey, who had missed the Sunday match at Los Angeles with a hamstring injury. Among the missing was Brad Evans, in Texas with the USA national team as it prepares to meet Mexico on Wedneday.

Some updates from coach Sigi Schmid on the players’ availability for the Sounders match at Colorado on Saturday:

On Dempsey hamstring: We’re hoping he continues to make strides. We’ll see how he feels tomorrow now, because he went through all of training today. He did some extra work, so

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April
10th

Schmid recalls EJ’s “great job” with Sounders

Johnson
Johnson

There were multiple reports yesterday that former Sounder Eddie Johnson might be forced to give up soccer due to a heart condition.

Sounders coach Sigi Schmid was asked today what he remembers about Johnson and his legacy with the Sounders, and about his legacy is this is the end of the line for him as a player.

“I hope it’s not the end of the line,” Schmid said. “I know heart conditions, and enlarged hearts are something that athletes have. Arrhythmia is something that I’m very familiar with – I know how that goes. We’ve had players here who have had arrhythmias and have been able to take care of it and continue to play. But certainly Eddie in his years here, I thought did a great job. His first year was fantastic. Read more »