Sporting KC midfielder Benny Feilhaber diagnosed with sprained AC joint in left shoulder

06/10/2014 5:16 PM

06/10/2014 6:44 PM

A series of X-rays revealed that Sporting Kansas City midfielder Benny Feilhaber suffered a sprained acromioclavicular (AC) joint in his left shoulder during Friday's win in Houston. There is no timetable yet for his return to the lineup.

Feilhaber landed awkwardly on his shoulder after Houston defender Eric Brunner slid into his legs and sent him airborne in the final minute of the first half. Feilhaber finished the play with a pass to Soony Saad — who turned that into the first goal of a 2-0 win — but he did not return for the second half.

The team's training staff plans to see how Feilhaber progresses in the next couple of days before determining the length of his absence, according to a team spokesman. Depending on the severity of the injury, a sprained AC joint can sideline an athlete anywhere from two weeks to few months, with the most common prognosis between two and four weeks.

Sporting KC is on a 21-day break from MLS competition. The club will travel to face Portland on June 27.

Sporting KC will play host to Minnesota United of the North American Soccer League on June 18 in a fourth-round U.S. Open Cup match.

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