One day after telling reporters that he will travel to Toyota Park this weekend, Jermaine Jones has been upgraded to questionable on the injury report.
On May 31, Jones departed early from the New England Revolution's draw with the LA Galaxy with an injury that he called "really bad." The Designated Player soon underwent surgery to repair a bilateral sports hernia. Six weeks later, Jones has returned to the practice pitch in the hopes of helping his team to the MLS Cup final.
Jones isn't the only player who was upgraded this week as Kevin Alston is also listed as questionable after struggling with a left hamstring strain in recent weeks. When healthy, Alston will be competing for minutes with London Woodberry, Chris Tierney, and Jeremy Hall.
Two other Revolution names appear on the most recent injury report. Bobby Shuttleworth is categorized as questionable after missing last week's match against New York City FC with a concussion while Darrius Barnes remains out. If Shuttleworth isn't deemed fit to play, Brad Knighton will start in his stead.
The Chicago Fire will also be missing some players this weekend as Ty Harden (hamstring strain), Jeff Larentowicz (disc herniation), and Jason Johnson (suspended) are out. Meanwhile, Mike Magee's status is up in the air because of a knee contusion.