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Sporting news: Sinovic has surgery, Peterson Joseph returns

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, 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