Sporting Kansas City suffer a bad break, but thankfully it came at the right time.
Starting fullback Seth Sinovic fractured his right hand during the team's 1-0 loss to Portland on Saturday. According to MLSsoccer.com, Sinovic had surgery on Tuesday and is expected to miss no more than two weeks.
With Sporting KC on a bye this week, it's likely Sinovic could miss just one game -- May 5th against Montreal.
Michael Harrington -- a starter before Sinovic joined the team last year -- seems likely to step in and fill the void. Harrington played 90 minutes in that position in KC's 1-0 loss to Colorado in a reserve league match on Tuesday.
Also during that reserve league game, midfielder Peterson Joseph made his 2012 debut in a Sporting kit. Joseph had been on personal leave since preseason, dealing with the death of his mother.
The midfielder, dubbed "Haitian Xavi," came on as a second half substitute on Tuesday. Manager Peter Vermes, however, will not push Joseph back too fast.
"He doesn't have the fitness. That's going to be the big thing,"Vermes told MLSsoccer.com. "With that, he's going to be better on the ball over time as well, because now he's a little rusty. He's in preseason, and that’s unfortunate. We're way beyond preseason, and that's the difficulty."