Sporting KC loses Espinoza to ankle injury
Midfielder Roger Espinoza sprained his right ankle late in
Sporting Kansas City’s 1-1 draw at Columbus and is expected to miss
up to a month.
Espinoza hurt his ankle during stoppage time on Sunday. He had
an MRI exam and X-rays in Columbus, Ohio, on Monday that revealed
the extent of the injury.
Sporting KC, which leads the Eastern Conference, plays New York
on Oct. 20 and finishes the regular season Oct. 24 against
Philadelphia. Espinoza is expected to be back for the playoffs.
He will miss Honduras’ World Cup qualifiers against Panama on
Friday and Canada on Oct. 16.