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Seattle Sounders Center Back Djimi Traore Tears Adductor

Djimi Traore

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The Seattle Sounders received a bit of bad news on Thursday. An MRI taken on center back Djimi Traore revealed a torn adductor. There is no immediate timetable on his return and Head Coach Sigi Schmid indicated that he could be out “a while”.

Adductor tears can take six weeks or up to six months to heal depending on the severity of the tear. There is a possibility that Traore could miss the rest of the year. If that turns out to be the situation, the Sounders could place him on injured reserve to open up his roster spot. That however will not affect his salary cap hit.

The injury was suffered last Saturday against the Vancouver Whitecaps. Brad Evans was subbed on in the 56th minute to replace Traore at center back. Evans played there for about twenty minutes before swapping positions with Jalil Anibaba, who had been playing right back.

The injury has to be of some concern to the Sounders as the other center back, Chad Marshall, missed last week’s game with an unknown illness that caused him to lose several pounds in a few days. Marshall did rejoin the team at practice on Thursday but it is not known if he will be able to go a full 90 minutes on Saturday against Real Salt Lake.

Seattle has a few options that can fill in for Traore. They could have Evans fill that role for the time being. They could also have Zach Scott fill that need until a more permanent player can be filled. I am assuming that Anibaba will be filling that postion as that is the position he played when he was with the Chicago Fire and also filled that position earlier in the year for the Sounders as well. Andy Rose and Dylan Remick have also played the last two Reserve League games as center backs and could possibly work their way into the rotation.

Chris Blakely writes for Stoppage Time Soccer. You can follow him on Twitter @TheRealCBlakely.

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