Dynamo's Chabala shelved with hamstring issue

Defender will miss RBNY match, while Robinson looks to return

 

HOUSTON
– Dynamo defender Mike Chabala didn’t travel with the team to New York on
Tuesday and will miss his first start of the season against the Red Bulls with
a hamstring injury.

Chabala
suffered the injury during the Dynamo’s 3-2 loss to the Philadelphia Union last
Saturday (WATCH: Houston vs. Philadelphia match highlights). He said he’s hopeful to return to the lineup for Houston’s match
against the unbeaten Los Angeles Galaxy at the Home Depot Center on Saturday.

“I
am out [for Wednesday],” Chabala said.
“I was running today and doing more than I was doing before, but I am
not 100 percent, and it is best that I stay behind and try to get ready for the
LA game.”

“If
I pushed it tomorrow, I might give myself an injury even worse than before,” Chabala
added. “We have two weeks after this,
and so I wanted to push it. It’s
disappointing, but we’ve got guys who can step in and do the job.”

Defender
Eddie Robinson, meanwhile, will be a game time situation for the Dynamo’s match
against the Red Bulls at Red Bull Arena. Robinson said he suffered what he
thinks was a concussion against the Union during a play when he got pushed hard
in the upper back or neck.

“There
was one ball that came through and I just couldn’t focus on it,” Robinson said. “So I just humped it down the field, took a
knee and told the ref I had to get off the field. I went home and watched the game and there
was a seven- or eight-minute period that I don’t remember.”

Robinson
has a prior history with concussions, and had some memory issues Saturday
night, along with some problems with both his equilibrium and vision.

 “We will see how things go [Wednesday],” Robinson said. “It will all come down to me and making sure
that when the first ball comes tomorrow and I need to head it, that I am going
to head it 40 yards down the field without giving it a second thought.”

Dwain Capodice is a contributor to MLSsoccer.com. 
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