Road To Recovery: USMNT Injury Updates

Never a fun thing to write about injuries, especially to five of your team’s (potential) starting eleven. However, there is a little good news in here as well.

Charlie Davies…His family issued a statement yesterday regarding his condition and thanking everyone for their support. We’ll be updating his status as new info emerges in our sidebar to the right.

Oguchi Onyewu…As mentioned in our US-CR recap piece, Gooch is looking at three to four months on the shelf after shredding his patellar tendon. Great to see that one of his club team’s first thoughts was to suggest that they would ask USSF to pick up his salary since the injury happened during national team duty. (Please note sarcasm.)

Jay DeMerit…Gooch’s starting mate in central defense will have his cornea replaced via surgery on Monday in London and is expected to be out of action for up to two months. Contrary to early reports, DeMerit said that he did not injure his eye removing a contact.

Maurice Edu…some (tempered) good news. Mo is “very close to fit,” but is not rushing things to ensure that he is ready for “probably the biggest [year] of [his] career.”

Clint Dempsey…the USMNT blog on writes that Dempsey “should be available” for Fulham’s match on Monday versus Hull City and (hopefully) Jozy Altidore. Fulham will be celebrating its 130th anniversary a part of the festivities and the game will be shown on ESPN2 starting at 11:55am Pacific. (The game will also feature the return of former Fulham man Jimmy Bullard following a knee injury and nine month layoff.)

An injury post deserves an upbeat picture...Boca and Howard on Wednesday night.

An injury post needs an upbeat picture...Boca and Howard on Wednesday.

4 responses to this post.

  1. Posted by matthewsf on 2009/10/16 at 10:04 AM

    Pretty amazing at the depth on the US side now…go back a few years ago and all those injuries would have meant the US would likely have had some big holes.

    It was nice to see some quality subs come in and do some damage on Wednesday. The USMNT lacked that depth in 2006. We had EJ off the bench as any sort of offense and our cover in defense was Berhlalter and Albright (no disrespect to either).


  2. Posted by kaya on 2009/10/16 at 11:42 AM

    Well, at least Leonardo and teammates reportedly called to voice support/concern. My first thought when I read about that was “if it were a player with the Italian national team they wouldn’t….” and then I realized, they do. It’s just not news… the managers probably have a direct government account for that stuff.
    Small wonder they’re so concerned about a relatively paltry sum… they’re a mess.


  3. I agree, but I am pretty sure they could not get a government account for that.


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