Sainey remains on the sidelines
Thursday, September 08, 2011
While several of his teammates have shrugged off injury complaints, Gambia and New England Revolution midfielder Sainey Nyassi continues along the road to recovery from a right MCL sprain.
The Gambian international has been struggling with the injury for almost a month now which has saw him missed his country’s past two internationals. First a 3-0 defeat of the Democratic Republic of Congo and Saturday’s 1-0 loss to Namibia that has dented the Scorpion’s chances of making a first ever appearance at the African Cup of Nations.
Nyassi jogged off to the side as the Revs completed their final preparations for the trip to PPL Park in midweek. Nicol ruled Nyassi out of contention for that match, but he noted that the Gambian international has made strides toward returning to fitness over the past few weeks.
“As of now, it's a case of how much he can do before he feels it,” Nicol said. “It's not just that you wake up one day and it's gone. He's getting there.”
But while Sainey remained sidelined with injury, his compatriot and Revolution teammate Abdoulie Kenny Mansally returned to Massachusetts on Monday night after spending the past week away on international duty with Gambia.
Mansally flew to Namibia ahead of Saturday's 1-0 loss in Windhoek with fellow MLS players Mustapha Jarju (Vancouver) and Sanna Nyassi (Colorado). They embarked upon a lengthy journey back to the US after the defeat, but Mansally was still able to travel with the Revs for the date against the Philadelphia Union.
Author: Baboucarr Camara