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Wednesday, May 2, 2012
FCD injury update: Kevin Hartman back? Ricardo Villar's return?

By Todd Date

FC Dallas continues to be rocked by a wave of injuries. However, that bleak outlook got a bit brighter on Saturday night when midfielder Andrew Jacobson returned to the first 11 after missing the last few games with a hamstring injury.

“Thought he did very well, I thought he was really causing them a lot of problems as he was going in between the lines and getting touches,” FCD head coach Schellas Hyndman said on Monday of Jacobson’s performance against the Galaxy. “But you could tell the latter part of the game, he was finished.”

And Dallas could be getting No. 1 goalkeeper Kevin Hartman, who has now missed three straight games with back spasms, back as soon as Sunday’s visit from the Colorado Rapids.

“Yeah, we hope. We’ll have a chance to see how he progresses this week,” Hyndman said. “The nice thing is Chris [Seitz] has really played well these last two games, hasn’t he? Kevin got his chance in 2010 when Dario [Sala] made a huge mistake down in New England and he never gave that spot back. So got to be careful if you open a door too much too often, somebody might take it.”

However, it will be a bit longer before FCD supporters will see central midfielder Ricardo Villar, who has been out since the New England game with a foot injury, back on the pitch.

“No, just day-to-day, getting a lot closer,” Hyndman said.