Sports Medicine Report - Oct. 17, 2021

Sports Medicine Report is SportingKC.com’s look at the latest health update regarding the team ahead of upcoming matches and is presented by The Sports Medicine Center at Children's Mercy. All health issues listed are from the teams' official player availability reports submitted approximately 48 hours prior to kickoff.

Second-place Sporting Kansas City (15-6-7, 52 pts.) returns to MLS action tonight when the team heads north of the border for the first time since the 2020 season opener as the side takes on eighth-place Vancouver Whitecaps FC (9-9-10, 37 pts.) at BC Place in Canada.

#VANvSKC Sports Medicine Report

Sporting KC

Vancouver Whitecaps FC

  • OUT: Midfielder Caio Alexandre (Left foot, fifth metatarsal fracture), midfielder Pedro Vite (Health & safety protocols)
  • QUESTIONABLE: Defender Erik Godoy (Right foot), defender Ranko Veselinovic (Right groin), midfielder Andy Rose (Left calf strain), forward Lucas Cavallini (Left knee irritation)

In addition, Sporting KC midfielder Felipe Hernandez is suspended for the remainder of the 2021 season.

Kickoff is set for 9 p.m. CT (9:08 p.m. CT actual kick) on Bally Sports KC, while ESPN 94.5 FM (English) and La Grande 1340 AM (Spanish) will carry the game locally on the radio.