Sporting KC Injury Report DL image - Audi 2018 MLS Cup Playoffs

Injury Report is SportingKC.com’s look at the latest injury news ahead of upcoming matches and is presented by The Sports Medicine Center at Children's Mercy. All injuries listed are from the teams' official injury reports submitted prior to matchday.



Sporting Kansas City heads into tonight’s crucial Western Conference Championship Second Leg against the Portland Timbers at Children’s Mercy Park with four players on the injury report.


Defender Graham Zusi is removed after being questionable for the First Leg, but fellow defenders Amer Didic (back) and Jaylin Lindsey (calf) are added. They join long-term absentees Cristian Lobato and Jimmy Medranda, who are both out with season-ending knee injuries.


For the Timbers, center back Larrys Mabiala – who limped out of the First Leg in the opening period – is questionable with an ankle injury and is joined in that category by forward Samuel Armenteros (back spasms) and winger Andy Polo (calf). Goalkeeper Jake Gleeson (tibia surgery), defender Roy Miller (thigh) and forward Foster Langsdorf (knee surgery) are all out.


Tonight’s match will off at 8:30 p.m. CT on ESPN, while Sports Radio 810 WHB (English) and ESPN Deportes 1480 AM (Spanish) will carry the game locally on the radio. Tickets are available via SeatGeek.com.

<strong>PLAYER</strong>
<strong>GAMES MISSED</strong>
<strong>DATE</strong>
<strong>INJURY</strong>
Brad Evans
3<br> 4<br> 1<br> 1<br> 5
March 4-March 17<br> June 3-June 16<br> June 23<br> July 14-July 18<br> July 28-August 25
Back Injury<br> Thigh Injury<br> Ankle Injury<br> Achilles Injury<br> Calf Injury
Khiry Shelton
1<br> 3<br> 8<br> 2
March 4<br> June 3-June 16<br> July 14-Sept. 1<br> Sept. 23-Sept. 30
Leg Bruise<br> Thigh Injury<br> Torn Meniscus &amp; MCL<br> Knee Injury
Gianluca Busio
1<br> 5
March 17<br> June 16-July 7
Eye Injury<br> Hamstring Injury
Felipe Gutierrez
15
April 8-July 14
Hip Injury/Sports Hernia
Gerso Fernandes
2
April 20-April 28
Thigh Contusion
Ike Opara
1<br> 2
April 20<br> July 14-July 18
Illness<br> Hamstring Injury
Adrian Zendejas
2
April 28-May 5
Head Injury
Colton Storm
1<br> 1
May 20<br> July 18
Ankle Sprain<br> Hamstring Injury
Jimmy Medranda
28
May 27-present
Knee Injury
Diego Rubio
1<br> 1
May 27<br> Sept. 23
Back Injury<br> Knee Injury
Yohan Croizet
2<br> 1
June 6-June 16<br> Oct. 21
Hamstring Injury<br> Quad Injury
Seth Sinovic
3
June 6-June 16
Hamstring Injury
Matt Besler
2<br> 2
June 16-June 30<br> July 14-July 18
Hamstring Injury<br> Back Spasm
Cristian Lobato
7<br> 14
June 16-July 18<br> August 18-present
Knee Injury<br> Knee Injury
Amer Didic
1<br> 0
July 4-July 7<br> Nov. 29-present
Hamstring Injury<br> Back Injury
Johnny Russell
2
July 28-August 4
Knee Injury
Kharlton Belmar
2
Sept. 1-Sept. 8
Knee Sprain
Roger Espinoza
0
Sept. 30
Back Injury
Graham Zusi
0
Nov. 25
Thigh Injury
Jaylin Lindsey
0
Nov. 29-present
Calf Injury