It is time to announce the winners of your favorite Dynamo awards - The Creamsicles! You have voted, we have voted and now it is time to see who all of the winners are. We will be announcing a winner each day. Today we announce the winner of our Injury of the Year.
Injury of the Year: ACL Crew (83%)
It was a tough year for the Dynamo each week felt like it brought its own new set of challenges. The biggest one of those seemed to be injuries. ACL's, hamstrings, concussions the list seemed to keep growing each week. This is the first year that we are having an Injury of the Year and we are hoping that it will be the last.
The winner of Creamsicle for Injury of the Year goes to the ACL Crew. While not a single person we couldn't help but combine the ACL injuries of Tony Cascio, Tally Hall and Mark Sherrod. Cascio played in just five games before tearing his ACL back in April. He spent most of the season rehabbing and was finally able to return to the bench at the end of the season. In May the Dynamo lost rookie Mark Sherrod for the rest of the season to a torn ACL. Tally Hall made it further into the season than the other two tearing his ACL at the end of August.
Dynamo Theory Staff Vote: ACL Crew (80%)
What did fans think about the injuries?
"Could not have been more inopportune injuries and more costly considering these 3 could've saved our season"
"World Cup and international friendlies should have been a selection"
"I picked this just because of Mark Sherrod. He was looking very promising and a heck of a steal for a 2nd round pick. Once he went done we didn't have many scoring options up top and off the bench."
"ACL injuries are terrible and not extremely common, to have 3 (not including some from the Dash) is pretty bad"
"...injury of Cascio and early season injury of Sherrod was just the beginning of a season injuries. Both showed early signs of talent on the ball just to be snufffed. Hall's injury was the sign that there would be no playoffs even though Deric showed his growing talent."