Houston Dynamo began the new season with the mightily impressive 4-0 win over New England Revolution on Sunday, but there was bad news in store for the club in the form of an injury to Tony Cascio. He had only made his debut for the club in this match, but he could not last beyond the 56th minute after twisting his knee. Head coach Dominic Kinnear says that the club are hoping for the best since there is every possibility that this injury could spell more bad news for the club. Cascio was involved in a collision with Chris Tierney during the match.
He was one of the better players in this impressive win for Houston Dynamo. Cascio was not seen near the training ground on Monday, which appeared to suggest that he is likely to miss a good portion of the season due to this injury. Kinnear, though, suggested that the player is likely to return to training in the next few days, as this injury needs to be maintained day by day rather than over a few weeks. If Kinnear has to do without Cascio for the next few weeks, he is likely to rely upon Andrew Driver as the replacement.
The next match for the club will be against Montréal Impact this weekend.
“We’re keeping him out of practice right now, and we’re hoping he can join us later in the week. I play it by ear. Sometimes you get good news, and sometimes you get bad news. So on a Tuesday with our trainers and some time, fingers are crossed,” said the Houston Dynamo head coach regarding the injury to their new signing. Servando Carrasco or Warren Creavalle could also be potential replacements for Cascio in the upcoming match against Montréal Impact.
Kinnear said that it was hard to comment on the player’s fitness.