The usual club injury report came out on Tuesday afternoon ahead of Wednesday's home match for FC Dallas against the Seattle Sounders. As it has been for the last few months the same usual names appear on the list.
Out: George John (knee), Hendry Thomas (ACL tear)
Like I said, the usual suspects in that regard. But we're not here to talk about those two guys. It was revealed by Steve Hunt that FC Dallas would also be without two key offensive players for tomorrow's game as both Fabian Castillo and Mauro Diaz missed training this week with injuries.
Castillo missed the game in LA over the weekend due to a hamstring injury that he apparently picked up at the end of the Vancouver game the week before.
Pareja on Castillo's status: "He’s scarfing tomorrow."— Steve Hunt (@dfwsportsguy93) September 24, 2014
Yeah, that's what Castillo will be doing. He's the third active player this season to scarf Uncle Lamar this year (Chris Seitz and Moises Hernandez did it earlier this summer). It will be interesting to see exactly how well Castillo is moving around tomorrow night when he climbs the ladder to scarf Lamar.
Castillo is 22nd FC Dallas player to miss at least one game due to injury this year. He's also 10th different player to have hammy issue.— Steve Hunt (@dfwsportsguy93) September 23, 2014
Yeah, that number is just staggering. Ridiculous if you ask me really. Makes you wonder if players just aren't fit enough, or they are pushing themselves too far, or the training staff just isn't doing their jobs. Maybe a combo of the three. To have 10 players miss time with hamstring issues in one season is just crazy. It should also be noted that Adam Moffat and Walker Zimmerman have both missed extended time this season twice due to hamstring injuries.
Diaz on the other hand is back to dealing with a hamstring injury of his own.
Pareja on Diaz: "Yeah, we’re going to wait on him to recover. We’ll see. Yeah, he can do some stuff, but yeah, he’s not available."— Steve Hunt (@dfwsportsguy93) September 24, 2014
So no Diaz or Castillo against Seattle.
Time for some players to step up as FC Dallas pushes towards a playoff spot.