Dynamo president Chris Canetti on STL
The Houston Dynamo spent much of their brief off-season addressing one key need – finding a replacement for Calen Carr.
The injured forward was expected to miss most, if not all, of the upcoming season after tearing the ACL in his left knee during MLS Cup. Looking to compensate for Carr’s absence, Houston traded for speedy forward Omar Cummings from Colorado and drafted striker Jason Johnson out of VCU.
But two days after the start of preseason, the club is signaling optimism regarding Carr’s recovery.
“The good news is Calen may not be done for the entire season – we’ll see,” Dynamo President Chris Canetti said during a Wednesday appearance on SportsTalk Live. “The surgery was very successful. We’re still monitoring that and hoping we can get him back at some point.”
Carr had surgery to repair the torn ligament in the weeks after MLS Cup, marking the second straight offseason that the Dynamo forward has had an operation on his left knee. The 30-year-old underwent a minor procedure following the 2011 MLS campaign.
“I think there’s some optimism that he’ll be back at some point [this season],” Canetti added. “It’s probably a six to nine month rehab, but if things go well six months would be great. We’d be talking about having him back before the All-Star break.”