Thorrington, Pause headline long Fire injury list

Chicago will be without central midfielders again at D.C. United

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The Fire will again be without center midfielder John
Thorrington for this weekend’s game at D.C. United. Thorrington, who said he
hopes to return to training at some point in the next week, has been kept out
of every game this season due to a quad injury that he picked up in preseason.

“It’s terribly frustrating,” said Thorrington after training
on Tuesday. “It’s been a very trying process for me to have to watch the first
three games. It’s the worst part of our job.”

Thorrington will likely be joined on the injury list this
weekend by fellow central midfielder Logan Pause. Pause missed last Saturday’s
game against San Jose with a left knee injury and hasn’t been able to return to

“I’m at a point where it’s just kind of day by day,” Pause
said. “I’m trying to get it better and do all of the appropriate things that I
need to do.”

In other Fire injury news, forward Collins John and
midfielder Patrick Nyarko didn’t participate in full training with the rest of
their teammates on Tuesday. Both picked up minor injuries in the San Jose game
(Nyarko injured his ankle, John hurt his back) and had an abbreviated practice
session yesterday morning.

“It’s nothing to be concerned about,” Fire technical director
Frank Klopas said of Nyarko and John’s injuries. “They were out here today and
they did a little bit. I think probably tomorrow they’ll be ready to go.”