Feb. 9, 2009
RED BULLS INJURY REPORT
Sassano, Palacio, Traynor resume training
Midfielders Luke Sassano and Michael Palacio and defender Jack Traynor have returned to training with the Red Bulls in Bradenton, Fla. this week. Midfielder Seth Stammler began individual training last week.
Sassano traveled to Florida but was nursing a high ankle sprain that he suffered in the Houston playoff series last year. Sassano played through the injury on the teamís run to the MLS Cup final.
Palacio has been experiencing pain in his surgically repaired knee.
Traynor returned to training this week after suffering an ankle injury in practice.
Stammler underwent knee surgery at the end of the regular season.
In other injury updates:
* Forward Oscar Echeverry and goalkeeper Terry Boss are rehabbing from their respective surgeries last year.
* Defender Andrew Boyens underwent surgery on Jan. 28 to repair a fractured left forearm suffered during the teamís playoff run. The forearm did fully healed in the off-season and the teamís medical consultants suggested that he should have the surgery so that it would be 100 percent by the time the season started. Boyens will be able to do non-contact activities, but is not expected to fully train with the team for three-four weeks. He joined the team in Bradenton last week and starting training individually this week.