Marcos Senna out for Cosmos Fall opener against Scorpions


New York Cosmos midfielder Marcos Senna may be back in training, but that doesn’t mean he will be ready for the Fall season opener.

The former Spanish international is still suffering the lingering effects of a groin pull suffered on May 24th against expansion side, Indy Eleven. That has ruled him out of this weekend’s clash against the San Antonio Scorpions.

“I am not 100%,” Senna tells EOS. “I don’t have the confidence to make the kind of moves necessary in football, to plant my foot strongly. It’s a bit bothersome, so we don’t want to take the risk of falling behind again. We are just taking it day by day.”

Senna has undergone rehab work nearly everyday since his injury — even going so far as to continue his recovery work on a short, one week vacation to Spain. Despite his best efforts, he hasn’t been able to overcome the lingering muscle pull.

“The doctors don’t give me a timeline,” he says. “They just want me to feel right. My feeling is that I am less than confident in the healing so far. We just need to keep working and we can see how much longer I would need to recover.”

For now, Senna continues to train, but doubts he will be able to put in a proper full session until next week.

“I have been training but there are certain things I don’t do to avoid certain movements that perhaps I would have to wait another week to make.”

The Cosmos open their Fall campaign this Saturday against the Scorpions at Shuart Stadium in Hofstra.

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  • cosmojo

    How about Diaz, Nane, Hans,along with Senna a major concern. Not the same with murphy,christian, and David Diosa. I may have missed it but has Hans kicked a ball this year?

  • Alejandro

    Funny how so many Opeb Cup games have penalties awarded out of nowhere awarded to the advantage of the MLS club. Oh well, I’m sure it’s just coincidence. #GrowingTheGame

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