Nigeria forward Obafemi Martins is a major doubt for this weekend’s MLS game against Vancouver after he missed Seattle Sounders training on Thursday.
‘Oba’ missed the training to have an x-ray on an unspecified injury.
Seattle Sounders manager Sigi Schmid said a decision will be taken on him Friday when they get the outcome of the x-ray.
“Oba wasn’t here,” Seattle coach Sigi Schmid confirmed. “Well, he was upstairs. We had to send him for an x-ray. He’s had a little bit of a complaint but we want to see with the x-ray and we’ll make a determination.”
The manager, who didn’t reveal the nature of the injury, is prepared to replace Martins with veteran forward Chad Barrettif the Nigerian did not make the trip for Seattle’s game at Vancouver on Saturday.
Martins played in 31 of the team’s 34 league games last season, netting 17 goals and 13 assists.
The 30-year-old forward has scored six goals and dished out two assists so far this year.