For the first time in 2013, a certain Dynamo forward is not listed as out on the week’s injury report, presented by Houston Methodist. That’s right, Calen Carr's status has been upgraded to questionable for this weekend against Real Salt Lake.
Carr, who tore his left ACL in last year’s MLS Cup final, has been rehabbing the knee all year after offseason surgery and has begun working himself back into full training.
Forward Omar Cummings (left MCL sprain) is the only player listed as out for the Dynamo, while Andrew Driver (right Achilles tendonitis), Brian Ching (left adductor strain) and Alex Dixon (left hamstring strain) join Carr as questionable.
Real Salt Lake enters Saturday’s matchup (8:30 p.m. CT; CSN Plus / Mega TV) with a host of players listed as out: Rich Balchan (left shoulder surgery), John Stertzer (right shoulder surgery), Chris Shuler (left foot pain), Kwame Watson-Siriboe (right ACL) and Josh Saunders (left ACL).
Playmaking midfielder Javier Morales (right adductor strain) and defender Carlos Salcedo (gall bladder removal) are both listed as probable for the contest. Salcedo played the full 90 minutes in RSL’s 2-0 Open Cup semifinal win over the Portland Timbers on Wednesday, while Morales made a substitute appearance in the 80th minute.
Injury Report Presented by Houston Methodist (As of Thursday, Aug. 8)
OUT: Omar Cummings – Left knee MCL sprain
QUESTIONABLE: Calen Carr – Left knee; Andrew Driver – Right Achilles tendonitis; Brian Ching – Left adductor strain; Alex Dixon – Left hamstring strain
Real Salt Lake:
OUT: Rich Balchan – Left shoulder surgery; John Stertzer – Right shoulder surgery; Chris Schuler – Left foot pain; Kwame Watson-Siriboe – Right knee ACL; Josh Saunders – Left knee ACL
PROBABLE: Javier Morales – Right adductor strain; Carlos Salcedo – gall bladder removal