Sporting KC midfielder Paulo Nagamura close to returning from injury

08/13/2014 3:23 PM

08/13/2014 5:54 PM

Sporting Kansas City midfielder Paulo Nagamura is inching is way closer to a return to the club’s lineup.

Nagamura has not appeared in a match since injuring his ankle on July 6, but he took part in some side work during Wednesday’s practice.

Barring any setbacks, Nagamura is scheduled to rejoin the team for a full training session Thursday.

Sporting KC plays host to Toronto FC on Saturday, and Nagamura may be a candidate for selection.

“I hope he’s in the group this weekend,” coach Peter Vermes said. “We’re just taking it slow.”

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