Injury Update: Magee, Nyarko both healthy as Duka works his way back from rolled ankle

Prognosis positive on Magee, Nyarko and Duka after weekend knocks

Quincy Amarikwa

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BRIDGEVIEW, Ill. – Dilly Duka went down in pain in the 66th minute of Saturday's 3-2 win over Dallas, holding the left ankle that has given him problems throughout his career.

On Wednesday, though, the Fire midfielder trained, as did Patrick Nyarko and Mike Magee, both of whom have dealt with injuries or health problems over last week.

“I rolled my ankle,” Duka told MLSsoccer.com. “That's something I commonly do, but when that happens I can't run anymore. I had a couple of days off, today is my first day back. It was kind of light, I did a bunch of running, so we'll see how it goes.”

Nyarko left Saturday's game in the 80th minute after light-headedness bothered him intermittently throughout the game. Nyarko, who has had four concussions during his career, connected the feeling to pre-game heading drills. He was cleared by the Fire trainers and practiced fully on Wednesday, and hopes to play this Saturday when the Fire host Toronto FC (8:30 pm ET, MLS Live).

Magee reportedly missed practice last week due to right calf tendinitis, but the league's leading goalscorer said he's feeling fine after leaving Saturday's game in the 82nd minute.

“I'm feeling pretty healthy,” Magee told MLSsoccer.com. “We're hitting a stretch in the year where you're banged up and everybody is banged up, and all excuses get thrown out the window.”