Kei Kamara injury scare – race on to be fit for MLS Cup today


Columbus Crew vs Portland Timbers – MAPFRE Stadium Dec 6, 2015, Sky Sports 1 21:15

Columbus Crew SC star striker Kei Kamara doubtful for the crunch clash with Portland Timbers just less than an hour to go.

According to, the Sierra Leonean lay prone on the grass at MAPFRE Stadium after jumping and landing awkwardly in their final training session before hosting the Portland Timbers today Sunday in MLS Cup.

“I haven’t had a chance to assess it yet,” Crew’s head coach Berhalter told reporters. “So I’m going to go in the locker room and figure out what happened and figure out what the treatment is and if he is going to be available. My guess right now is that he’d be available.”

Kamara, 31, is expected to be fit to face Timbers in front of his home fans – With a championship title at stake, the Crew SC boss was asked whether he might risk playing Kamara even if he wasn’t 100 percent.

“I can’t say that right now,” Berhalter said. “I have to really assess what’s wrong with him. I wouldn’t put a player at risk. That’s not my style. That’s not our style of the club. We’ll have to assess where he’s at.”

Should the 25 goal scorer in all competition (Kamara) be unavailable, a worse-case scenario for a Crew SC team hoping to make history at home, forward Jack McInerney would be the likely replacement.

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