EDITOR'S NOTE: Marshall took to his twitter account on Wednesday night to reassure friends, family and fans that he's ok:
Thank you everyone for the messages and well wishes. Really means a lot. Scans went well and I'm doing alright.— Chad Marshall (@ChadMarshall14) October 1, 2015
Seattle Sounders defender Chad Marshall left Wednesday’s training session in an ambulance after falling and hitting his head during a drill, Sounders head coach Sigi Schmid confirmed to Seattle Times reporter Matt Pentz and other media.
The Sounders called their training session off early following Marshall’s injury. Schmid spoke to media after he ended practice, and acknowledged that Marshall’s injury is head and neck related.
Chad Marshall is being taken from Sounders training via ambulance. Trainers had been supporting his head and neck— Matt Pentz (@mattpentz) September 30, 2015
Sounders calling practice early. Marshall has been loaded into the ambulance with arms folded across his chest— Matt Pentz (@mattpentz) September 30, 2015
Schmid says Marshall fell and hit his head during practice drill. "In a situation like this, you're always going to be overly conservative."— Matt Pentz (@mattpentz) September 30, 2015
Schmid: "We just dealt with it in a very conservative manner and we'll know more later."— Matt Pentz (@mattpentz) September 30, 2015
While acknowledging that Marshall's injury was head and neck related, Schmid closed with "I'm not a doctor. I can't make that analysis."— Matt Pentz (@mattpentz) September 30, 2015
MLSsoccer.com has reached out to the Sounders for further information, and will update if the club issues any official comment.
Marshall, last year's Defender of the Year and the only three-time winner of that award, has 27 regular season appearances in 2015 for Seattle, who lost fellow center back Ramon Torres for the season due to an ACL tear earlier this month. The Sounders host the LA Galaxy on Sunday.