“We’re not talking about days, we’re talking about weeks,” Seattle head coach Brian Schmetzer said on Thursday. “That was a massive blow to the squad, but he is determined to come back sooner than the doctors predict because he’s a tough kid and he wants to help the team.”
How long Bruin will be out remains to be seen.
Bruin scored in the Sounders' 2-1 win at Toronto FC last Wednesday but missed the Cascadia Cup match at Portland four days later. He is unlikely to be available for Seattle's next game against Real Salt Lake on May 26.
Seattle is last in the Western Conference with nine points. It is last in the league with just seven goals scored in nine games. Bruin, who has scored three goals, is the only player with more than one goal.