ASN Injury Report
Eric Lichaj Takes a Knock; Danny & Fabian Return
Brad Guzan, Fabian Johnson, and Danny Williams all returned to action last weekend, while Nottingham Forest's Eric Lichaj was forced to leave early with a leg injury. Here's the latest health report.
In Nottingham Forest’s 1-1 draw against Burnley on Saturday, defender Eric Lichaj had to be substituted at half time after he picked up a leg injury. His return date has not yet been announced by the club.
Seb Hines failed a late fitness test to assess his hamstring injury and was ruled out for Middlesbrough's 2-1 defeat to Leeds United on Saturday.
Paul Arriola’s hamstring injury from last weekend left him unavailable for the Tijuana U20’s championship semifinal against Leon on Saturday. Tijuana won and will take a 2-0 advantage into the second leg this weekend.
In recovery news, Brad Guzan was back in action on Monday for Aston Villa's derby game away at West Bromwich Albion. West Brom's Shane Long put two goals past Guzan early on. Then, in a complete reversal of last season's fixture, Villa scored two to tie it up late in the game. Guzan was left out of the national team’s recent friendlies with an ankle injury.
Saturday saw Fabian Johnson return to action from his ankle injury, playing the full game on the left wing for Hoffenheim in the side's 2-0 loss to Augsburg.
Reading’s Danny Williams made his return to the side Saturday after 12 weeks out, coming on at halftime for its 0-0 draw against Blackburn Rovers. Nigel Adkins told the Reading Chronicle that "it's good to have him back, he's been working hard like all the players."
Steve Cherundolo will have to wait a bit longer for his first league appearance this season as he didn't come off the bench for Hannover’s 3-1 loss at Hamburg on Sunday. The German side’s stand-in captain, Lars Stindl, pulled a calf muscle during the game, so Cherundolo's imminent return should be welcome.
Colorado Rapids player Dillon Powers was named MLS Rookie of the Year on Monday and took the opportunity to provide an update on his injury status. Powers told MLSsoccer.com that he's still experiencing "swimmy-headedness" when active, and added, "I wouldn't say I’m 100 per cent, but I'm almost there."
Nick Kariuki writes his American Soccer Now Injury Report every week. Follow him on Twitter.
November 27, 2013
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