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Sounders await Ljungberg test results (updated)

Freddie Ljungberg jogged lightly during some of Sounders training today, but left the Qwest Field pitch before the media-access time.

Coach Sigi Schmid said Ljungberg is still undergoing tests, so they don't yet know exactly what is going on. But he said this seems to be separate from his migraines. And while vision problems and memory loss are pretty scary symptoms, Schmid said he doesn't yet consider this scary in a sense beyond football availability.

"He's going under some tests this afternoon just to evaluate so that we can figure out what exactly happened over the weekend," Schmid said. "We just want to make sure. It's more a case of eliminating things than a case of determining is this happening or that. ... It is not migraine related. Right now, it is just a matter of a couple of things have happened over a short period of time and we just want to make sure there's nothing else going on. ... He feels fine today. All we want to do is we want to error on the side of caution than come out and say, 'Let's go ahead and play,' and have something else happen. Because of it happening as close to the (similar symptoms at the All-Star Game), we just want to make sure."

Schmid said no decision will be made about Ljungberg's availability for Thursday until those test results come in.

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