From the U.S. Soccer press release:
Dempsey has been diagnosed with a shoulder sprain and will not be available for the FIFA World Cup qualifier against Honduras on Oct. 10 in San Pedro Sula.
Dempsey, who sits in second place amongst U.S. goalscorers in 2010 qualifying with five goals, will be evaluated throughout the week to determine his availability for the USA’s final qualifier against Costa Rica on Oct. 14 in Washington, D.C.
Dempsey left in the 84th minute of Fulham’s 2-2 draw at West Ham on Sunday, and underwent an MRI evaluation earlier today. No replacement player will be added to the roster prior to Saturday’s match.
Also: former Galaxy goalkeeper Josh Wicks will miss (at the very least) next year’s edition of the U.S. Cup – in its entirety.