Winger was injured in 3-0 win over New England Revolution.
Sporting Kansas City winger Kei Kamara will most likely miss a second straight match due to a sprained left ankle, sparking a complaint from SKC coach Peter Vermes, who feels New England Revolution midfielder Andy Dorman escaped too lightly.
Dorman was shown a straight red card for his tackle on Kamara, but the Disciplinary Committee decided no further punishment was necessary after a one game ban.
“I don’t know of any other case where a player’s been injured – first in the game where the foul happened and then subsequently he’s out for the next game due to that same injury – that the player who caused it and got the red card didn’t get extra games,” Vermes told MLSsoccer.com after Tuesday’s training session. “I think this might be the first time that the player didn’t get extra games.”
Vermes stated that he would like to see offending players banned for the duration that those who were injured remain sidelined.
“I’m one of those guys that – outside of incidental contact in a situation where a guy gets injured, where you’re talking about something that’s egregious as that was – I’m a big believer that the other player shouldn’t be allowed at a minimum to play until the other player returns,” he said. “I truly believe that, because it’s always one of those things where the team that loses the player suffers the most.”
Kamara scored his sixth and seventh goals of the year in that game but had to come off in the 86th minute when Dorman, who had come off the bench to make his seventh appearance of the year, brought him down from behind.
Although Kamara will in all likelihood not be fit for Friday’s Easter Conference game against Chicago, Graham Zusi might be after going through a full training session on Tuesday.
“We’ll have to see what he’s like tomorrow,” Vermes said, “but he’s looking closer right now than Kei is, for sure.”