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22 April 12:59 pm

An update on Chicago Fire loanee Grant Ward's recovery from surgery to repair broken metatarsal in his foot, from the man himself...
 

Seems like we could be seeing Grant Stateside sometime soon... In case you've forgotten, a look back on this golazo he scored for the team in preseason vs. Colorado... 

01 June 3:04 pm

The Fire’s Athletico Injury Report has become much shorter with a number of players coming off the list in the last week.

Daniel Paladini (left calf inflammation), Maicon Santos (right shoulder sprain), Hunter Jumper (right groin tightness) and Yazid Atouba (right ankle sprain) all came off the report over the last week and will be available for selection by Frank Klopas in Sunday’s showdown with D.C. United.

The one addition to the list this week is captain Logan Pause who is listed as questionable after suffering a left groin injury just before halftime of Tuesday’s 2-0 victory over the Charlotte Eagles.

Should he be unable to go, Paladini will most likely step back into the Fire midfield in his stead.

Arne Friedrich is back in Germany again receiving treatment for his hip problem while Steven Kinney remains out with a right quad strain. 

06 April 11:24 am

A quick update on the injury front for Sunday's game vs. New York...

MLSsoccer.com's Franco Panizio reports that forward Fabian Espindola, who has been listed as questionable all week with a hamstring strain, will not be traveling to Chicago for Sunday's game.

Espindola also missed Red Bull's 2-1 win over Philadelphia last week.

Panizio also reports that frontline partner Thierry Henry will be part of the 18, though he seems likely to come off the bench for the second-straight week.

Also listed as questionable in recovery from an MCL strain, the Frenchman played 31 minutes and scored the game-winner in his team's victory over the Union.

On the Fire front, the latest Athletico Injury Report released Friday saw Michael Videira and Steven Kinney removed from the list, though both have been out of action for multiple weeks.

The Fire will be thin in midfield if questionable players Dilly Duka and Patrick Nyarko (hamstring tightness) and Alex (calf contusion) are unable to go on Sunday. 

18 March 9:43 am

Twitter is great for many reasons. Today's its awesome because we got an update on how the team's star center back is doing on his hamstring rehab in Germany...

See you next Tuesday, Arne!