TwitterFacebookPinterestGoogle+
  • ORLANDO, Fla. (FNN NEWS) - Orange County Mayor Honors Fallen Soldiers on Memorial Day

City Star Kaká’s Recovery From Hamstring Injury Coming Along Well

ORLANDO, Fla. (FNN SPORTS) — Jason Kreis admits Orlando City SC will have to treat captain Kaká with kid gloves for the rest of the year once the Brazilian returns from the current hamstring injury that has blighted his start to the new season.

The Lions’ ace is “on course” to be fit again later this month, having gone down in agonizing fashion in the first 10 minutes of the opening game of the new campaign against New York City FC on March 5. But Orlando City’s medical and physiotherapy units will be monitoring their star Designated Player extremely closely in the future and, more importantly, scaling back his training commitments on a week-to-week basis.

“His recovery is coming along very well,” Kreis said after training on Wednesday. “He is back out running on the field and I think we’ll see him out here again tomorrow on his own, so we feel like all that is going to plan.”

The initial diagnosis for his Grade 1 to 2 hamstring strain was a six-week spell on the sidelines, and the team is still hopeful he will be back on the field against New York again, this time for the return game at Yankee Stadium on April 23.

However, that will only happen with intensive medical oversight, and an almost day-to-day focus on his workload as Orlando look to keep their most important player involved for the rest of the final year of his current three-year contract with the club.

“When he comes back, he will be under the same protocol he has been since I’ve been here, which is that he doesn’t do all of the training every single week,” Kreis explained. “He typically will spend one extra day inside working with our physical therapist to work on his strength and keep the pounding off of his legs.”

Kaká had his battles with leg muscle issues for several periods of last season, missing half of the first 14 games. He was sidelined for 12 matches in all, but still chalked up nine goals and 10 assists, which both met and surpassed his first-season stats of nine and seven, respectively.

He also came back strong at the end of July, when he enjoyed a run of 15 straight starts, and that is a sequence Kreis is now looking to duplicate once his captain takes the field again this season.

“We felt like we had a lot of success with that [regime] in the second half of last season,” Kreis said. “I would say that the injury this year came about because in preseason he did almost all the work.”

That tacit admission that the team possibly allowed their star man to do too much too soon is now the key factor in how they proceed.

“We need to keep a mindful eye on the most important thing, which, of course, is having Ricky [Kaká] available for all the matches,” Kreis added. “Sometimes that means a little bit of a sacrifice in the training in the week, but ultimately we know that the benefit far outweighs that negative.”

Source: Orlando City Soccer

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

POLITICS & POWER

[Opinion] All This Talk of Impeachment...Not Gonna Happen!

ORLANDO, Fla. (FNN NEWS) - If you listen to mainstream media or the liberal left…

[Opinion] DOES LOVE TRUMP HATE? Depends on your definition of…

ORLANDO, Fla. (FNN NEWS) - The LGBTQ community needs to stop blaming President Trump for…

Politicon Announces CNN as Headline Partner - CNN Anchors, Reporters…

LOS ANGELES, (FNN NEWS) -- Politicon (www.politicon.com), the non-partisan "Unconventional Political Convention," announced a new partnership…

U.S. NEWS

Maya Moise of Davie Florida Wins the Junior Individual Exhibit…

WASHINGTON, D.C.— Maya Moise of Davie, Florida won first place in the Junior Individual Exhibit category at the national finals for the National History Day® Contest. Moise, a 7th grade student at American Heritage School, captivated judges with a project titled "Service Not Servitude" and was presented with this prestigious honor on…

Survey: Facebook Emerges As Leading News Source

NEW YORK, (FNN NEWS) -- Survey findings released today from Ogilvy Media Influence's annual global survey of over 250 reporters and editors identified Facebook as the number one gatekeeper for news, edging out legacy traditional media sources and significantly outpacing other social networks/digital platforms like Google and Twitter. The one distinction that…

AGTA Confirms the 2017 AGTA Spectrum Awards™ Celebrity Talent for…

DALLAS, (FNN NEWS) -- The American Gem Trade Association (AGTA) is thrilled to announce that Garcelle Beauvais and Tricia Helfer have been confirmed to headline the 2017 AGTA Spectrum Awards™ collection photo shoot. Taking place in Los Angeles, California in August, this industry-unique event follows the AGTA Spectrum Awards™ competition, North America's…

ORLANDO

Three Medal of Honor recipients will be honored at Coke…

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (FNN SPORTS) - Three Medal of Honor recipients will be honored during the upcoming  Coke Zero 400 Weekend Powered By Coca-Cola on June 29-July 1 at Daytona International Speedway, a tradition that began in the 1970’s by Bill France Sr., the founder of Daytona International Speedway and NASCAR. Being recognized this year are Captain Thomas Kelly, U.S. Navy (Vietnam),…

Orlando Magic to Host 2017 Draft Watch Party, June 22

ORLANDO, Fla. (FNN SPORTS) - Orlando Magic to host 2017 Draft Watch Party at the Amway Center in Orlando, June 22, at 6:30pm. This free and open to the public event will feature activities for all ages: ·        Appearances by Magic Community Ambassadors Nick Anderson and Bo Outlaw, the Magic Dancers, STUFF the Magic Mascot and the Magic Flight Crew ·        DJ D-Strong…

Festivals of Speed Returns to Ritz-Carlton Orlando, December 3, 2017

ORLANDO, Fla. (FNN NEWS) - March 12th, 1947 was the date that founder Enzo Ferrari started the engine of a 125 S, the first vehicle to bear his name. Seventy years later Festivals of Speed will be celebrating these and other achievements by organizing special displays featuring some of the world's most powerful and elegant Ferrari sports cars. Both vintage…

MIAMI

Maya Moise of Davie Florida Wins the Junior Individual Exhibit…

WASHINGTON, D.C.— Maya Moise of Davie, Florida won first place in the Junior Individual Exhibit category at the national finals for the National History Day® Contest. Moise, a 7th grade student at American Heritage School, captivated judges with a project titled "Service Not Servitude" and was presented with this prestigious honor on June 15, 2017, the day…

Top South Florida Luxury Property Specialist Lourdes Alatriste Joins Engel…

MIAMI, (FNN NEWS) -- Engel & Völkers Miami announced today that Lourdes Alatriste has joined as Partner and Private Office Advisor. Recognized by Wall Street Journal as one of the top 250 Sales Agents in the US, Alatriste brings over 25 years of experience in the South Florida luxury real estate market to the organization. "Lourdes' leadership…

Guns N' Roses Not In This Lifetime Tour Stops In…

LOS ANGELES, (FNN NEWS) -- Unstoppable rock music icons Guns N' Roses will electrify fans into the fall, announcing today a series of fifteen additional North American Stadium and Arena stops on their ongoing worldwide Not In This Lifetime Tour.  Produced by Live Nation, the exhilarating global phenomenon is letting fans get closer with a newly added round of arena shows throughout…

SPORTS NEWS

ENTERTAINMENT NEWS

LUXURY LIFESTYLE NEWS

2016 TONY AWARDS

2016 CANNES FILM FEST

WRITERS GUILD AWARDS

2016 GOLDEN TRAILER

2016 ESSENCE FEST

MISS AMERICA 2015

AMERICAN BLACK FILM FEST

MISS UNIVERSE 2015

2016 JAZZ IN THE GARDENS

2016 DAYTONA 500