Remember when Brad Davis was subbed off towards the end of Saturday's win over the New England Revolution? Did you notice he seemed to be limping a bit as he exited the pitch?
Well, our worst fears have come true as our starting left midfielder could miss the upcoming match against the Impact with a calf strain. Hopefully it's not serious and a few days off will allow Davis to recover, but you never know with muscle strains. Hell, he could even recover in time to play this weekend, but for the moment he's listed as "out" on the injury report.
The good news is that after Saturday, the Dynamo are off until October 20th against the Union. Davis should have plenty of time to recover.
None the less, this sucks...but it's not the end of the world. It certainly won't make life any easier for the Dynamo as they try to hold on to their playoff position. Dominic Kinnear could shift Corey Ashe up, play Jermaine Taylor at left back and put Andre Hainault in central defense. Or he could put Colin Clark in the lineup, as left midfield is his natural position. Basically there are options...but none of them are Brad Davis.
For the record, I think the smart move is to play Clark.
This kind of stuff happens and good teams find ways to overcome. We'll just have to wait and see how the Dynamo react to being without Davis during a key part of the season.
What lineup changes would you like to see Kinnear make to deal with Davis' absence?