Johnson's injury not as serious as first feared, Sounders could play him in first leg vs. RSL

Johnson's injury not as serious as first feared, Sounders could play him in first leg vs. RSL

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Johnson's injury not as serious as first feared, Sounders could play him in first leg vs. RSL

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That sound you hear is the Seattle Sounders’ breathing a collective sigh of relief.

Eddie Johnson’s hamstring injury sustained in the first half of the Sounders’ loss to the Los Angeles Galaxy this past Sunday was not as serious as first feared, and there is an outside chance he could play, according to the Seattle Times’ Joshua Mayers.

MRI scans on Monday revealed the knock to be a slight strain, easing the fears of head coach Sigi Schmid, the Sounders fans and rest of the organization.

Schmid even reportedly said that Johnson has an outside shot of playing in the first leg of the Western Conference semifinals series against Real Salt Lake on Friday, but that his leading goal-scorer should be good to return for the second leg on Nov. 8.

If Johnson cannot play Friday, Sammy Ochoa is expected to start in his place.

Do you think Johnson will play on Friday? Think he will struggle to make an impact when he does return because of the injury?

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