DeMerit doubtful for qualifiers with eye injury

DeMerit doubtful for qualifiers with eye injury

World Cup Qualifying

DeMerit doubtful for qualifiers with eye injury

Jay DeMerit 1 (ISIphotos)

                                                        photo by ISIphotos.com

If the U.S. national team is to qualify for the 2010 World Cup, it will likely have to do so without Jay DeMerit.

DeMerit suffered an eye injury during Watford's trip to play Plymouth Argyle on Sept. 15, when he accidently cut his eye while removing a contact lens. The cut got infected, and DeMerit told Yanks-Abroad.com that he is having trouble seeing out of that eye.

The injury may require surgery, and is likely to cause the Watford defender to miss the U.S. team's final World Cup qualifiers, at Honduras on Oct. 10 and vs. Costa Rica four days later.

Earlier this month, DeMerit missed the United States' qualifiers with a groin strain.

What do you think of DeMerit's eye injury? Do you see the U.S. beating Honduras without him? Who do you think should replace him? Think this opens the door for Castillo to get a look at left back?

Share your thoughts below.

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