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Evans leaves practice with knee issue

Sounders midfielder Brad Evans was helped off the practice pitch today and then driven on a cart to the locker area after suffering an apparent knee injury.

After practice, coach Sigi Schmid indicated that this was a more intense version of a long-term issue Evans has been dealing with.

“Brad has a weird thing where it has happened like once a season, Schmid said. "It happened once his first year in Columbus. It happened once his second year in Columbus. It happened once last year where his knee just locks on him and usually it takes a little bit and unlocks and then he’s fine. It’s something doctors haven’t felt they need to do surgery for because it always unlocks on him so we’ll see.

"Today it didn’t unlock as quickly as it normally does, but hopefully it’s unlocked now.”

This afternoon, the club released this update:

Nate Jaqua is being examined by a specialist in Philadelphia today (Tuesday). Brad Evans is expected to be back in training Thursday.

Obviously, we'll pass along any additional updates as we receive them.