Injury Report

Sports Medicine Report: Sporting return home to square off against Nashville SC | Sept. 20, 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 returns home for a pivotal week, as the team first plays host to Nashville SC on Wednesday night before welcoming Houston Dynamo FC to Children’s Mercy Park this weekend.

Sporting is down to just three players on the club’s availability report, with Stephen Afrifa, Gadi Kinda and Johnny Russell all removed following the weekend.

#SKCvNSH Sports Medicine Report

Sporting Kansas City


  • Defender Graham Zusi (hamstring injury)


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

Nashville SC


  • Defender Walker Zimmerman (lower body injury)
  • Midfielder Randall Leal (lower body injury)
  • Forward Sam Surridge (illness)


  • Defender Nick DePuy (lower body injury)

In addition, former Sporting KC forward and current Nashville man Teal Bunbury will miss the match as he serves a one-game suspension for yellow card accumulation.

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. Sports Radio 810 WHB (English) and La Grande 1340 AM (Spanish) will carry the game locally on the radio, while tickets are available via