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    Default Bright Dike out for the MLS season and the WC

    Bright Dike@bbright19·1 hr
    Worst day of my life

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    This cannot be good.

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    saw that..hope its not a injury,with the lack of info coming out of camp we may never know..

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    God, I hope he just forgot his mother's birthday or some such thing.

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    I remember when Attakora was having some bad days...

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    Torn Achilles as per Ives.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ArmenJBX View Post
    Torn Achilles as per Ives.
    http://www.goal.com/en-ca/news/4175/...-?ICID=HP_BN_1
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    I guess that's his Nigeria WC dream over too. Man, that sucks.

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    Poor guy. He was looking good for a WC call up too. I feel for him

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    Brutal

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    This sucks. A repeat of the injury he had before, too, which means there's always that risk he's done.

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    I guess this means we need new backup forward? Also this means Dike is gone by next year for us.

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    Man, this sucks. Dudes gotta be heartbroken. Hope he can make it back.

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    Post Bright Dike out for the whole MLS season and World Cup

    According to goal.com, Bright Dike suffered a torn achilles in training. Thoughts?


    (http://www.goal.com/en-ca/news/4175/...-?ICID=HP_BN_1)

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    Well shit...

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    So sad. Really feel for the guy.

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    Terrible news. I can only imagine how he's feeling right now.

    Like Ives wrote, 2014 was shaping up to be a great year for him, getting his career back on track plus a decent chance at the World Cup squad too. Who knows if he'll ever be back to 100% again.

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    Everything's comin up Weedman!

    But seriously this is horrible news. I was looking forward to what Dike could bring to the table plus it's doubly tragic given his world cup aspirations.

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    God damn!

    I guess that's why you build depth on a team.

    So disappointing.

    I was certain that this was his year, now it might be the end of his career Kara Lang style.

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    Hopefully this isn't a sign of things to come, especially knowing our luck.

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    Terrible development for Dike. Losing the season and the World Cup, I can't even imagine how that is.

    I'd be inclined to bring Earnshaw back in. I just don't know how much we can offer him.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Frings22 View Post
    According to goal.com, Bright Dike suffered a torn achilles in training. Thoughts?


    (http://www.goal.com/en-ca/news/4175/...-?ICID=HP_BN_1)
    Sucks for him. Too bad really as he had a shot at World Cup too

    On a personal note, hoping he is on a guaranteed contract. At 27, he should be.

    Downside for TFC, no budget relief for injured players.

    Bad news all the way around

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    Quote Originally Posted by Detroit_TFC View Post
    Terrible development for Dike. Losing the season and the World Cup, I can't even imagine how that is.

    I'd be inclined to bring Earnshaw back in. I just don't know how much we can offer him.
    Agreed.

    We probably should have kept him, but now it looks like we need him.

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    Super low salary cap, and can't even get compensation for injured players. Absolutely retarded rule.

    Only way around it i can see would be to ask Dike to retire, then hire him on as a scout for the same wage. If he recovers, then he can come out of retirement. But if it is the same injury to the same leg, it's possible he might stay in retirement.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pookie View Post
    Sucks for him. Too bad really as he had a shot at World Cup too

    On a personal note, hoping he is on a guaranteed contract. At 27, he should be.

    Downside for TFC, no budget relief for injured players.

    Bad news all the way around
    Out for the season with no salary cap releif? Find that tough to understand?

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    Yup. I thinks its only 65k so its not bad compared to having Koevs out with a DP cap hit.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dunkers View Post
    Out for the season with no salary cap releif? Find that tough to understand?
    I keep telling you guys that the MLS "Salary Cap" is not a "Salary Cap"... it's an assigned budget. Once we grasp this, the nuances actually make sense.

    Cap vs Budget is an important difference as teams get assigned a budget and pick players, that MLS signs and pays, and that amount comes off this team by team budget. Just like a fantasy pool.

    Dike, on a guaranteed contract, gets paid by the league and since TFC "owns" him, his salary gets counted against their assigned budget.

    The MLS Roster Rules are very clear:

    K) SEASON-ENDING INJURY REPLACEMENTS (Season Ending Injury List)
    A team with a player lost to a season-ending injury can place the player on the Season Ending Injury List and replace that player on its roster, while remaining responsible for the full amount of the injured player’s salary. A player can be placed on the season-ending injury list once another player has been signed as a replacement (provided the team has budget space).


    DPs are treated the same. Which is why having a lot of money tied up in 4 players (with 2 in their 30's... Defoe and DeRo) is a big gamble but I digress.

    If the team has budget space, they should be able to squeeze a replacement in for Dike as he didn't earn that much. If they are up against it, well, that's the downside of the offseason strategy.

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    Quote Originally Posted by razor787 View Post
    Super low salary cap, and can't even get compensation for injured players. Absolutely retarded rule.

    Only way around it i can see would be to ask Dike to retire, then hire him on as a scout for the same wage. If he recovers, then he can come out of retirement. But if it is the same injury to the same leg, it's possible he might stay in retirement.
    it's to prevent teams from claiming that a player is 'injured' to get cap hit relief

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    Truly bad news, feel bad for him as he had a shot at World Cup!

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    I can see us going out and getting someone on loan to replace him for the year

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    Quote Originally Posted by Yohan View Post
    it's to prevent teams from claiming that a player is 'injured' to get cap hit relief
    Couldn't that easily be solved by having a doctor go over the player and say there medical unfit to play? It happens in the NHL. Can't see how it can't happen here?

 

 

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