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LAFC Injury Analysis: Pablo Sisniega listed as questionable with shoulder sprain

Seems Tyler Miller is likely to start, then.

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As Los Angeles Football Club head to New England to face off against Bruce Arena’s Revolution, there is both positive and negative news on the injury front. Based on the team’s most recent injury report, goalkeeper Pablo Sisniega is listed as questionable with a shoulder sprain. This diagnosis would typically indicate the stretching or tearing of one or more of eight ligaments located in the shoulder joint.

While there is no indication as to the degree of sprain, recovery times can range from onw week to several months, if surgery is required. We will continue to monitor the situation and provide updates on his recovery as more information becomes available.

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On a more positive note, defender Tristan Blackmon has been removed from the injury report after missing the last game due to quadriceps irritation/strain. His return should provide depth to a back line that has found itself short of bodies in lieu of the injury to Mohamed El-Munir. However, I would expect his minutes to be managed accordingly, as maintaining health at the fullback position will be very important as we head into the final nine weeks of the season.

Defender Danilo Silva has also been removed from the official injury report, after missing the past two games with a hamstring strain and subsequent nerve irritation. As seen on the image above, the sciatic nerve runs through the hamstring musculature, leaving it susceptible to irritation if an individual is suffering from hamstring tightness or injury. The build up of scar tissue during the recovery process from his initial hamstring strain was possibly the culprit for the nerve irritation.

Official Injury Report:


  • M Alejandro Guido- R Quad Strain
  • GK Pablo Sisniega- Shoulder Sprain


  • M Javier Perez- L ACL Tear
  • D Mohamed El-Munir- R Zygomatic Arch Fracture/Concussion

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