Houston's Cameron out for season with torn PCL

Emerging Dynamo midfield talent injured knee vs. Chicago

Already beset by
injuries, the Houston Dynamo got an extra dose
of bad news on Monday when midfielder Geoff Cameron was diagnosed with a
ruptured
right PCL suffered in Saturday’s game against Chicago. Cameron will
undergo surgery later this week and will miss the remainder of
the season.

“We are very
disappointed to lose an All-Star caliber player, and we feel especially
bad for
Geoff and the timing of this injury,” Dynamo Chief Operating Officer
Chris
Canetti said. “We are confident he will come back healthy and be an
impact player
for us again next season.”

Cameron, 24, was
entering his first season as a starting midfielder after earning MLS
Best XI
honors as a defender in 2009. Earlier this year, the third-year pro
earned his
first cap for the United
States national team. Cameron had appeared
in 82 of the Dynamo’s 89 games in all competitions since joining the
team in
the 2008 MLS SuperDraft.

In the meantime,
Canetti indicated the Dynamo will look to add a midfielder to join the
current first-choice
quartet of Corey Ashe, Brad Davis, Brian Mullan and Lovel Palmer.

“We’ve begun our
search to find a midfielder who can step in and play a key role,”
Canetti said.
“We just got the news about Geoff today, obviously, so it’s going to
take some
time.”

The Dynamo are now
expected to be without four players due to injury and six total for
Saturday
night’s home game against the Kansas
City Wizards.