There is still no definitive timetable for the return of injured Sounders center back Roman Torres, who tore his ACL last September. Initial projections pegged his recovery time somewhere between nine and 12 months — mid-June into the fall –likely on the other side of this summer’s Copa America Centenario at the earliest.
Torres has steadily progressed through his rehabilitation to this point, and has been spotting jogging around practice sessions and participating in light, individual drills.
“He’s coming along fine,” Sounders coach Sigi Schmid. “His timeline is really more dependent upon the surgeon. He’s feeling good and doing more things all the time. What people don’t understand sometimes is that you can do things, but what was done in surgery, has it completely healed? That’s where the surgeon is going to make that final decision.”
Torres, 30, played in just four matches for Seattle prior to injuring his knee at San Jose. It’s unclear whether he’ll immediately slot back into the starting lineup alongside Chad Marshall, or what that will mean for Sounders captain Brad Evans.
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