Seattle Sounders upbeat over Ljungberg recovery

Freddie Ljungberg is ahead of schedule in his recovery from hip surgery, new club Seattle Sounders have revealed.

Freddie Ljungberg is ahead of schedule in his recovery from hip surgery, new club Seattle Sounders have revealed.

A club spokesman said the former Arsenal and West Ham star was progressing better than expected with his rehabilitation, which he is continuing at the Steadman Hawkins Clinic in Vail under the supervision of his surgeon Dr Marc Philippon.

"He's actually ahead of schedule right now," the Sounders' Zac Kaplan said.

"We don't know exactly when he'll be returning to training but according to our technical director he's ahead of schedule."

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