Report: Cameron sidelined by hernia surgery

Report: Cameron sidelined by hernia surgery

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Report: Cameron sidelined by hernia surgery

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Geoff Cameron of Stoke City reacts as he is checked at the side of the pitch by a member of the Stoke City medical staff

Photo by Paul Greenwood/ISIPhotos.com

By DAN KARELL

Geoff Cameron’s frustrating start to the season hit another bump in the road on Tuesday.

According to a report in the Stoke Sentinel, Cameron is set to undergo a hernia operation, which could keep him out at least two weeks, and maybe longer. Stoke City have yet to send out an official release on the injury, as well as publish a timetable for Cameron’s return.

“It’s been troubling him for a while, so the time has come for an operation,” Stoke City assistant manager Mark Bowen told the Sentinel. “He started feeling it last season, then obviously went to the World Cup and came back to us still feeling a bit sore. These things tend to manifest themselves over a period of months and now the time has come, but it’s difficult to say how long we will lose him for.”

Cameron was substituted in the first half of Stoke City’s 3-0 League Cup victory over Portsmouth with a groin injury, and was eventually ruled out of the U.S. Men’s National Team’s 1-0 victory at the Czech Republic on Sept. 3.

The 29-year-old defender was given an extended vacation after the World Cup and was only making his first start in the League Cup match. The injury, if true that he felt it during the summer, could explain some of his sub-par performances at the World Cup.

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What do you think of this development? Do you see Cameron returning in time for the October USMNT friendly matches? Did you think he was injured at the World Cup?

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