Is the Houston Dynamo facing another injury crisis? Over the weekend, fans saw Will Bruin exit the game in the 40th minute after injuring his leg scoring the opening goal against Sporting Kansas City. In the 80th minute, Tally Hall was forced to leave the match early after a nagging leg didn't allow him to finish out the game. In addition to those injuries, DaMarcus Beasley had missed his 2nd consecutive game to allow his hamstring to properly heal. The Dynamo will also be without Kofi Sarkodie in their next fixture as his involvement in the scuffle that took place before half-time at Sporting Park earned him a yellow card, enough to merit a suspension.
There was some good news in the Dynamo camp this week though.
Nothing new on Hall or Bruin. Davis very confident in Deric's ability. Cummings back after missing time for personal reasons.— Darrell Lovell (@DarrellLovell) September 2, 2014
The team seems to have rallied behind Tyler Deric, a starting caliber goalkeeper in my opinion, and Omar Cummings's return could not have come at a better time with Bruin possibly missing time. Cummings, who has missed the last two games due to personal reasons, has lined up at forward and at right midfield for the Dynamo this season. At this point, I think it's safe to say that Hall will be out as the team did recall third string keeper Michael Lisch, but Bruin's status is not known at this time.
In addition to seeing Omar Cummings back with the team it looks like DaMarcus Beasley has been given the green light to continue as well.
While losing Bruin and Hall for any amount of time will certainly be tough for the team, Deric is a more than capable goalkeeper to fill in Hall's shoes, and Cummings and Beasley's return should help ease the vacancies left by Sarkodie and Bruin.
It was just announced (seconds after I posted this article) that Hall has in fact ruptured his ACL and will have surgery.
JUST IN: Tally Hall has suffered a ruptured ACL in his right knee. He is expected to undergo surgery at @HoustonMethodist on Friday.— HoustonDynamo (@HoustonDynamo) September 2, 2014
We wish Hall a speedy recovery.
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Our back line may be even thinner than we initially hoped as the injury bug appears to have gotten to defender Jermaine Taylor.
Dominic Kinnear said today that Taylor and Bruin are questionable for Saturday. Could be four changes from last week. Positive on Beasley.— Darrell Lovell (@DarrellLovell) September 4, 2014
Furthermore, Omar Cummings's status for Saturday remains in question as the Dynamo were not prepared to announce his availability.
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Bad news Dynamo fans. It appears that both Bruin and Taylor have been listed as out according to Dynamo beat writer Darrell Lovell.
Taylor is listed out w a concussion & Bruin with a mid foot sprain. Kinnear said yesterday they would be questionable. Now there's no doubt.— Darrell Lovell (@DarrellLovell) September 5, 2014
Lovell did report that DaMarcus Beasley is off the injury report, but that he is the only one that was taken off of it. Cummings's status still unknown at this time.