Ching out for "extended period"

Discussion in 'USA Men: News & Analysis' started by swedust, Jun 30, 2005.

  1. swedust

    swedust Member+

    Aug 30, 2004
    Seems like the quad will need surgery. We may not see him anymore in the Hex, except maybe the final couple games.

    Conor, Josh, Pat, Q: there are three "pool" strikers out now (yes, I'm including Twellman). If you ever wanted a spotlight, here it is, for Conor especially as he's seen as fulfilling the target role.
  2. blech

    blech Member+

    Jun 24, 2002
    very unfortunate news
  3. sidefootsitter

    sidefootsitter Member+

    Oct 14, 2004
    Not the quad but a hammy.

    Not good news either way.
  4. Fulham Fan

    Fulham Fan New Member

    Apr 26, 2004
    Bay Area
    He looks like such a strong, bullish athlete, and you just assume he'd be durable, too. That place in the McBride role for the national team is just calling to him. I hope he has much better luck after this recovery.
  5. Indiana Jones

    Indiana Jones Member

    Oct 27, 2004
    He probably came back from injury too early.....
  6. Ringo

    Ringo Member

    Jun 10, 2002
    Rough and Ready
    Yeovil Town FC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States

    this has nothing to do with it. even the best athletes strain muscles. and even the best athletes try to come back too soon. the man was eager to play (can't blame him) but now it's rest.

    but it's got nothing to do with durability.
  7. Fulham Fan

    Fulham Fan New Member

    Apr 26, 2004
    Bay Area
    I'm not saying he's fragile. Again, I hope he has much better luck in the future.
  8. soccertom

    soccertom New Member

    Jun 2, 1999
    Not to be nitpicking but Ching tore his hamstring and not his quadriceps. The hamstring in the major muscle in the back of the leg running from the gluteus maximus and attaches to the knee ligament. The quadriceps is the major muscle in the front of the upper leg that runs from the hip and attaches to ligaments below the knee. I once tore my quad muscle. OUCH. OUCHIE!! I was shooting in the beginning of a game without properly warming up and SNAP! I want my Mommy! What's that you say? Did I score on the shot you ask? Of course! Upper V Baby!

    I hope Ching makes a full recovery. I doubt he will return this season. He will miss at least 12 weeks.
  9. ugaaccountant

    ugaaccountant New Member

    Oct 26, 2003
    Mcbride is much more durable and reliable than Ching imo. I say Mcbride fills the Mcbride role and Ching competes for a backup slot when he comes back.
  10. sidefootsitter

    sidefootsitter Member+

    Oct 14, 2004
    Brian will have a pretty hard time making the WC roster now. He has a slight chance of being in form to play in the fall quals but most likely he'll need to have a good early 2,005 MLS season and hope that no big striker shines in the Gold Cup/WCQ meanwhile.
  11. flowergirl

    flowergirl Member+

    Aug 11, 2004
    panama city, FL
    Columbus Crew
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    i'm assuming you mean brian ching.
    you have to specify when talking about these two. them having the same name and all. ;)
  12. sidefootsitter

    sidefootsitter Member+

    Oct 14, 2004
    Yes, Ma'am.
  13. Nadir

    Nadir New Member

    Mar 29, 2005
    Campbell, CA
    We can't get a break - and yet tied for second. Gotta love it!
  14. swedust

    swedust Member+

    Aug 30, 2004
    I knew I shouldn't have dropped out of Harvard Med school.

    Apologies for anatomical error in OP; it was the surgery bit that bummed me out, because (bias disclosure) I'm rooting so hard for him to knock Casey out of consideration.
  15. SamsArmySam

    SamsArmySam Member+

    Apr 13, 2001
    Minneapolis, MN
    And amazingly, it wasn't too long ago when one of McBride's nicknames on BigSoccer was "McFragile." Here's to hoping McB's run of form AND health continues.
  16. soccertom

    soccertom New Member

    Jun 2, 1999
    No problems swedust. I'm a Grammer School drop out myself.

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