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Leaving San Jose
Picks up calf injury
Misses friendly as precaution
Soucek was absent from Tuesday's friendly as a precaution, according to assistant coach Mark Warburton. "Tomas trained well yesterday but I think he woke up with a stiff back, so slept awkwardly, so he was with the medical team. Precautionary."
Expected back in late-December
Isak (thigh) is being managed carefully during a winter camp in Saudi Arabia in order to be ready for the Dec. 21 League Cup match against Bournemouth or the Dec. 26 EPL contest against Leicester City, according to manager Eddie Howe. "We are building (Isak) up in a controlled way and we expect him to be very close for Bournemouth or Leicester, we're not sure if he'll be fit or available for those games yet."
Still in gym
Unlikely to beat timetable
Should be back in January
Still nursing thigh injury
Shakes off injury
Not dealing with serious issue
Versatile starter for Minnesota
Lod spent significant time playing in three different positions (right wing, center forward and defensive midfield) this season for Minnesota United.
Off bench in final four matches
Sallai came off the bench for the final four matches before the Winter break.
Consistent starting role
Kral made 12 appearances (10 starts) in the first half of the Bundesliga, creating three chances.
Starts final four matches
Karaman started the final four matches in the Bundesliga before the Winter break.
Plays every minute
Orban has started and played every minute during the first half of the Bundesliga.
Falls out of contention
Pekarik made one appearances in the first half of the Bundesliga.
Struggling for end product
Duda has failed to get on the scoresheet during 13 appearances (nine starts) in the first half of the Bundesliga.
Incredibly busy in relief
Sits in finale
Jensen was on the bench for the final two matches before the World Cup break, going unused in Saturday's 1-0 loss to Bochum.
Two starts in first half
Baumgartlinger made two starts in the final three matches before the Winter break.
Remains rotational option
Kaderabek has made five starts during 13 appearances in the first half of the Bundesliga.