Injury Report

Sports Medicine Report: Sporting jets north to face Minnesota United FC | Sept. 16, 2023


Sports Medicine Report is’s look at the latest health update around the team ahead of upcoming matches and is presented by Children’s Mercy Kansas City.

All details listed are from the teams' official player availability reports submitted approximately three days prior to the match.

Sporting Kansas City remains on the road this weekend as the team jets north to take on Minnesota United FC at Allianz Field in St. Paul.

Sporting still has six players on the club’s player availability report, with two out and four questionable – including captain Johnny Russell and Gadi Kinda who has returned from international duty with Israel.

#MINvSKC Sports Medicine Report

Sporting Kansas City


  • Defender Graham Zusi (hamstring injury)
  • Midfielder Gadi Kinda (Ankle Injury)
  • Forward Stephen Afrifa (hamstring injury)
  • Forward Johnny Russell (ankle injury)


  • Defender Kortne Ford (Achilles surgery)
  • Defender Kayden Pierre (hamstring injury)

Minnesota United FC


  • None


  • Defender Ryen Jiba (Knee)
  • Midfielder Kervin Arriaga (Knee)
  • Midfielder Robin Lod (Knee)

Kickoff is set for 7:30 p.m. CT (7:39 p.m. CT actual kick) and will be available to stream in English and Spanish on MLS Season Pass on Apple TV. ESPN 94.5 FM (English) and La Grande 1340 AM (Spanish) will carry the game locally on the radio.