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Seattle Sounders playmaker Mauro Rosales will miss the next 2-to-4 weeks with a slight tear in his right MCL, the club announced late Monday night.
Rosales was injured at the end of Seattle's 3-0 win over D.C. United on Saturday, a game in which he assisted on two goals and helped create the third. An MRI revealed no damage beyond the slight tear, and it's possible that he could return for the U.S. Open Cup final against the Chicago Fire on Oct. 4, when the Sounders go for their third consecutive title.
Should the timetable hold and Rosales misses four weeks, he would still be ready for the start of the playoffs. Seattle can clinch a place in the postseason with a result against Vancouver this weekend.
What do you think of this development? Where do you see the Sounders finishing in the Western Conference with Rosales out of action? Relieved it's not more serious?
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