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Ex-Fulham, Reading keeper Hahnemann frustrated at Seattle Sounders injury

Marcus Hahnemann admits he is extremely irritated by the fact he sustained a hamstring injury recently.

The former Fulham, Reading and Wolves goalkeeper was signed by the Seattle Sounders late last season as back up for Michael Gspurning but has not been able to get on the park since the Austrian went down with an arm problem.

Hahnemann was injured just before Gspurning was sidelined and admits it has not been easy to sit out and watch when he could be taking the number one shirt.

"There are no words to describe how frustrating it is," Hahnemann said. "If Michael was still playing it would've been a little bit easier to take.

"You'd be like, 'OK, I'm going to get myself fit and I'll be ready,' but he goes down in San Jose and you're thinking, 'You've got to be kidding me.' Just like a nice little kick I didn't quite need."

As for a return date, 41-year old Hahnemann was not too sure: "The longest I could run continuously was like one lap, which sounds pretty sad, because my hamstring would just tighten up.

"You didn't have the flexibility to really stretch out. Today I wanted to see if I could get a lap in again and just bombed three. And I was faster than before, I'm striding, looking better. It's just you're making leaps every day and so I don't know. It's hard to tell."

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