Injury Report: Besler and Opara questionable ahead of #HOUvSKC

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 U.S. Open Cup Quarterfinal against the Houston Dynamo with seven players on the club’s injury report.

Defenders Matt Besler (back spasm) and Ike Opara (hamstring) are both questionable, along with Brad Evans who is still nursing an Achilles concern. Felipe Gutierrez, who was listed as questionable for Saturday’s match against the New York Red Bulls, is removed from the injury report.

Cristian Lobato (knee), Jimmy Medranda (knee) and Khiry Shelton (torn Meniscus/MCL) all remain out, while Colton Storm (hamstring) joins them in that category.

In Houston’s most recent injury report ahead of their scoreless draw against the Colorado Rapids on Saturday night, defenders A.J. DeLaGarza (torn ACL) and Andrew Wenger (calf), along with midfielders Arturo Alvarez (hip), Juan David Cabezas (quad) and forward Mac Steeves (hip) were all listed as out.

Kickoff for tonight’s match is set for 7:30 p.m. CT with a live stream available on SportingKC.com.

PLAYER GAMES MISSED DATE INJURY
Brad Evans 3
4
1
1
March 4-March 17
June 3-June 16
June 23
July 14-present
Back Injury
Thigh Injury
Ankle Injury
Achilles Injury
Khiry Shelton 1
3
1
March 4
June 3-June 16
July 14-present
Leg Bruise
Thigh Injury
Torn Meniscus & MCL
Gianluca Busio 1
5
March 17
June 16-July 7
Eye Injury
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
1
April 20
July 14-present
Illness
Hamstring Injury
Adrian Zendejas 2 April 28-May 5 Head Injury
Colton Storm 1
0
May 20
July 18-present
Ankle Sprain
Hamstring Injury
Jimmy Medranda 10 May 27-present Knee Injury
Diego Rubio 1 May 27 Back Injury
Yohan Croizet 2 June 6-June 16 Hamstring Injury
Seth Sinovic 3 June 6-June 16 Hamstring Injury
Matt Besler 2
1
June 16-June 30
July 14-present
Hamstring Injury
Back Spasm
Cristian Lobato 6 June 16-present Knee Injury
Amer Didic 1 July 4-July 7 Hamstring Injury
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