Injuries plaguing Owls amid early-season struggles

Heading into the conference schedule, the men’s soccer team has numerous injuries on its roster.

Freshman forward Olli Tynkkynen was wearing a boot on his right foot, while freshman forward Joonas Jokinen did some light running around the practice field Friday at Ambler Sports Complex.
Meanwhile, sophomore defender Stefan Mueller has missed the last two games due to stomach pain, while freshman midfielder Felipe Loborio started practice with a brace on his right leg, but then sat out the last hour of practice.
Even with all the problems, Temple assistant athletic trainer Nathan Quebedeaux said most have a shot at playing against Cincinnati.
“We’ll see with Felipe [Liborio], Olli [Tynkkynen] and Joonas [Jokinen],” Quebedeaux said. “We’ll see how they respond with re-conditioning and treatment and we’ll go from there.”
Another player that has not seen action since Sept. 5 against Penn State is redshirt sophomore forward Donovan Fraiser. Coach David MacWilliams said Fraiser had violated “team rules,” but declined to comment further.