He suffered a foot contusion upon his return in an U.S. Open Cup game against Charleston. He played through the injury until it flared up before last week’s 1-0 win at Orlando City. He didn’t make the 18 for that game. Martinez hasn’t participated in this week’s training sessions.
Martino said it’s possible that Martinez could return for next week’s game at Sporting KC, but it’s more likely that he won’t return until after the two-week break in August when the team plays at D.C. United on Aug. 23.
Martino also said that fullback Mark Bloom and forward Kenwyne Jones aren’t likely to return until after the break. Bloom has a back injury; Jones has right knee inflammation that happened while on national team duty with Trinidad and Tobago.