Zakuani making progress after broken leg

Zakuani making progress after broken leg

Credit: REUTERS

Seattle Sounders FC midfielder Steve Zakuani (C) celebrates his goal between Toronto FC players Rohan Ricketts (L) and Carl Robinson (R) during the first half of their MLS soccer match in Toronto April 4, 2009.

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by Associated Press

NWCN.com

Posted on January 20, 2012 at 3:53 PM

Updated Friday, Jan 20 at 3:53 PM

RENTON, Wash. (AP) -- Complex medical terms are now just part of Steve Zakuani's vocabulary.

It's the result of a broken right leg the young Seattle star suffered in an April game against Colorado and the nine months of recovery that reached another milestone on Friday when Zakuani was a full participant in the first day of Sounders training camp.

Getting that much work on the first day was a surprise for Zakuani, who only found out when he got word from coach Sigi Schmid. It'll be a staggered process as Zakuani tries to come back from an injury that was complicated by compartment syndrome suffered following the initial surgery to stabilize his broken tibia and fibula and that cost Zakuani sensation in his leg and foot.

There is no timeline for when Zakuani might return to game action.

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