While the Freddie Ljungberg news dominated Soundersland today, coach Sigi Schmid also provided these updates on the health of the team, with the better part of the week still ahead until they take the Qwest Field pitch Sunday night against the Colorado Rapids:
On Kasey Keller: “Keller did a little bit of handling. We didn’t want him, obviously, to do any kicking and we didn’t want him to do a lot of stuff on his feet. We actually wanted him to stay off of it completely but it’s hard to convince him of that. We feel with the week he should be OK by the weekend.
On Nate Jaqua: Jaqua felt better today than he has prior days, so we’re hoping that by Friday he can reenter training. He did a lot more today so we’ll have a better picture tomorrow morning.”
On Brad Evans: “The actual knee that had surgery on it is pretty good. He took a knock in the New York game earlier in the season that forced him to be out for about a week to ten days and that’s the knee that’s actually bothering him right now. It’s nothing that we think is going to require surgery but we felt for him to lay low a little bit and give it some time.”