Here is some of what Sounders coach Sigi Schmid had to say after training to regarding David Estrada's broken left foot and other issues:
(On Estrada's injury...) "Obviously, it's not great news. He had a fifth metatarsal injury on his right leg when he was at UCLA, so he knows what that feels like, he knows what the recovery is like from that. Hopefully, everything will go well with the surgery and he'll be back sooner rather than later. It means more playing time for some other people. Different people have to step up."
(On the impact of losing Estrada...) "He's had great impact on us this year because we've been able to play him at different positions. He always gives you that tremendous work rate when he's on the field, and we're certainly going to miss that until he gets back. We've got our fingers crossed that he'll be back sooner."
(On how the injury happened...) "He just got clipped a little bit from behind in practice and as he went down he sort of rolled on it to the outside. He knew the feeling because he'd had the injury before. He knew right away when he started to run on it. He goes, 'It didn't feel as bad as the other one did,' but he could feel it."
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(On Christian Sivebaek's concussion...) "It happened in the reserve game. He went through the final day of up-training today, so I think, unless he has a setback tomorrow morning, everything's OK and he should be all cleared."
(On the injuries the club has suffered so far this year...) "We just keep plugging away. It was a lot easier this week determining the 18 that were going to travel, that's for sure. And we have some guys that are rounding back into shape. Patrick [Ianni] trained today and played. Leo [Gonzalez] is getting better. We just think this weekend is too soon for them, but we're hoping next week definitely offers them an opportunity to get back into the team and back onto the field. So we're getting back. [Adam] Johansson did more again today after easing off for a little bit yesterday. So we're getting closer. I try not to dwell on the injuries and we just focus on what we need to do."
(On the Montreal Impact...) "They're a team that's played a lot of different formations and a lot of different lineups. It's sort of hard to predict who they're going to play up front. They've played [Andrew] Wenger up front the last couple games, but they've played Justin Braun up there, they've had [Bernardo] Corradi up there, they've played with two. Last game they played Felipe [Martins] as an attacking midfielder, he's also played deep in midfield. So a number of people change. [Donovan] Ricketts right now is a little big banged up, so we don't know what his injury status is. They're a team that plays well as a group, as a collective. They do a good job of making sure they cover for each other-getting behind the ball, defending. I think they're close to the league lead in fouls if they're not leading the league in fouls. They're the kind of team that tries to delay your counter by making sure that they slow you down and halt your play a little bit. For an expansion team, they've done a good job in assembling a good mix of veteran players with some young guys."
(On Saturday being Fredy Montero's 100th MLS game with the club...) "It's been great. You bring in a young DP like he was...and he's been able to make an impact. I don't think the league has had a young DP player like that. I think the last one you could maybe compare to is maybe Carlos Ruiz. Carlos came to me at the LA Galaxy, he was 23 at the time, and ended up scoring like 24 goals and things like that. He had a few more ups and downs after that, and I think Fredy has been pretty consistent in those years. Usually the foreign guys that are coming in are older players, more experienced players, and their impact is of a shorter duration, per se. He's very unique in his age when he came, and in the impact and the consistency that he's had."