Thorrington will sit a second week
Fire midfielder John Thorrington revealed Tuesday that he'll miss Chicago's match at Colorado on Saturday due to a
quad injury he picked up in preseason. Thorrington also missed the Fire’s season opener at New
"I had a little ... niggle in my left quad heading into
the season and I didn't think much of it," Thorrington said after training on Tuesday. "I got a MRI [last week] and it
revealed a bit more damage than we were hoping.
I've just been undergoing treatment to minimize the time I was going to
spend out. It's sort of day-to-day with
my symptoms, but we're doing everything we can to make sure I'm back on the
field as soon as possible."
There is no specific timetable for Thorrington’s
return. However, he did say he's
hoping to be able to play in the Fire’s home opener on April 10
against San Jose.
Thorrington’s absence leaves head coach Carlos de los Cobos
with one less option in the central midfield -- a position in which the Fire didn't
receive much production their loss to the Red Bulls. De los Cobos will likely start two of the
central midfield trio of Logan Pause, Peter Lowry and Baggio Husidic -- all of
whom saw playing time against New York -- on Saturday.