Updates from Sunday, Oct. 19
Stoke City confirm Geoff Cameron is fit to play today if needed:
#scfc Substitutes vs Swansea City: Sorensen, Muniesa, Walters, Cameron, Sidwell, Assaidi, Bojan. Come on Stoke!— Stoke City FC (@stokecity) October 19, 2014
Updates from Monday, Oct. 6
Geoff Cameron is ready to return to action for Stoke after the international break.
The defender tweeted:
I'm back! All good back to full fitness, feeling good! 👍⚽️— Geoff Cameron (@GeoffCameron) October 6, 2014
Updates from Thursday, Sept. 25
Pro Soccer Talk's Joe Prince-Wright has an encouraging update on Cameron's status:
Since undergoing hernia surgery Geoff Cameron has successful surgery; what’s next at Stoke for US star?" href="http://prosoccertalk.nbcsports.com/2014/09/10/geoff-cameron-has-successful-surgery-whats-next-at-stoke-for-us-star/" target="_blank">following an injury in Stoke City’s League Cup game against Portsmouth on August 27, Cameron has been out injured. However, ProSoccerTalk can confirm that Cameron is scheduled to return to full training with the Potters on Friday.
Stoke’s upcoming game against Newcastle next Monday (Watch live on NBCSN, 3 p.m. ET and online via Live Extra) may come too soon for Cameron, but he is expected to be ready to play against Sunderland on Oct. 4.
Updates from Wednesday, Sept. 10
BBC Sport report Geoff Cameron will undergo surgery:
Updates from Thursday, Aug. 28
PhysioRoom.com passed along an update on Geoff Cameron's status:
Hughes confirms Geoff Cameron is "likely to be out for a couple of weeks" after injuring his groin in the Capital One Cup #SCFC— PhysioRoom.com News (@physioroom) August 28, 2014
Stoke City's bid to qualify for the third round of the 2014-15 Capital One Cup became a little harder when U.S. International Geoff Cameron was forced to leave the pitch with an injury against Portsmouth on Wednesday, just before the end of the first half.
The club's official Twitter account announced the news:
37- Stoke SUB: Sidwell ON, Cameron OFF... It looks like the American has picked up an injury as he heads down the tunnel with the physio— Stoke City FC (@stokecity) August 27, 2014
The 29-year-old was given a surprise start against Portsmouth, and as shared by Goal's Ives Galarcep, Stoke likely made the decision with an eye on a potential transfer:
Geoff Cameron in the starting lineup for Stoke City’s Capital One Cup match vs. Portsmouth. Good chance to showcase him for interested clubs— Ives Galarcep (@SoccerByIves) August 27, 2014
A natural fit in defence, he was shifted one row further forward and left a solid impression against Portsmouth, as his team took the lead in the 16th minute through Jonathan Walters.
Cameron appeared to pull a muscle just before the half and signaled to the sidelines he would be unable to continue, eventually being replaced by Steven Sidwell.
He was frequently mentioned as a transfer target for a host of clubs in the past weeks, as he struggled to secure a spot in Stoke's starting XI. According to the Daily Mirror's Ed Malyon, the player himself was also keen on a move.
While it's unclear whether or not Cameron's injury is serious at this point, one can assume the defender would have powered through the pain if he could, knowing a potential transfer could depend on his performance against Portsmouth.
Any long-term injury would almost certainly ruin his chances of securing a move before the end of the 2014 summer window, and with few opportunities available for him in Stoke's starting XI, Cameron could find the market for his services drying up quickly.