The players had off on Monday, so today was their first practice since Saturday’s game in Frisco.
Wilson is expected to be back to practice this week, but he wasn’t there today. I’m guessing chances are high that we’ll see Axel Sjoberg start again this weekend. According to the injury report released before last weekend’s game, he is dealing with an ankle issue.
Gashi was fully practicing today and took a couple knocks but recovered quickly. After practice, Marco Cummings tweeted that “Shkëlzen Gashi has been practicing with #Rapids96 for the past 10 days. Says it’s the first week he’s felt 100 percent. Hudson says Gashi will be available for selection for Saturday.”
Aigner left practice early today. He didn’t appear to be injured, so I’m not sure what happened, but Gashi stepped up into his role and was practicing with the starters. Maybe Aigner leaving early is precautionary?
Martinez wasn’t in full practice with the team today. He warmed up and then jogged around a bit before heading back to the locker room. I saw him after practice and he seemed fine, so again, maybe a precaution.
Also not in full practice with the team today, but Miller was jogging around and working with a trainer on the sideline. He was listed in the injury notes before last week’s game as having a calf issue.
I think we are getting closer to seeing Boli in action in a game. He was paired up with Dominique Badji at practice today, which is the first time I have seen them together (it’s usually Badji and Joe Mason). They seemed to work well together.
Dillon Serna & Kip Colvey
Serna was practicing at left back today (which I think is where he usually practices) and Colvey was at right back, so that could be a sign that we are going to see Colvey in the starting XI again for the injured Marlon Hairston.
Kortne Ford sighting!
Ford came out in his practice gear to watch for a little while today. He’s not practicing at all, but it’s nice to see him there and watching what the team is doing. Ford sprained his MCL in a team scrimmage on March 3rd and was said to be out for 8-10 weeks, which puts his comeback around the end of April/middle of May.