It is a wait and see kind of approach for FC Dallas this week with regards to two of their players. Both Andrew Jacobson and George John left the 2-2 draw against Vancouver a week and a half ago with injuries. Both players have hardly practiced since then as the club took some precautions with each player.
But overall the team's injury situation is looking better by the day. No longer is midfielder Ramon Nunez listed on the club's injury report, and the same can be said for the club's first round SuperDraft pick Walker Zimmerman. Both have been training and could be inching their way closer to seeing some time on the bench in an upcoming game.
Here is the latest injury report from the club:
IR: Ugo Ihemelu (concussion symptoms), Peter Luccin (torn ACL)
Probable: Stephen Keel (quad strain), Andrew Jacobson (hamstring strain)
Questionable: George John (knee strain)
The real story here is what the club does with Jacobson and John this week. Two games at home present some challenges but thankfully being at home does help. Jacobson was at least seen running around at practice yesterday, though he did not participate in any drills from what I am told.
John on the other hand missed yesterday's practice due to a virus that he picked up over the weekend. Schellas Hyndman told him to stay home and rest.
If I were to venture a guess for tomorrow's lineup, we'll see Jacobson but not John. The two games in one week thing carries more weight for bringing John back at the right pace here. Jacobson at least is said to be running around fine here, which leads me to believe he'll be able to go tomorrow night.
Who replaces them if they aren't in the lineup could be the question as well. Je-Vaughn Watson has been subbed on lately for Jacobson but Bobby Warshaw could also be an option. London Woodberry has been brought on for John twice so far this season but with Zimmerman and Keel close to full strength, we could see Hyndman go with the veteran Keel if he is healthy enough.