VANCOUVER, CANADA - APRIL 23: David Ferreira #10 of FC Dallas reacts after missing a penalty shot against the Vancouver Whitecaps during the first half of MLS Soccer on April 23, 2011 at Empire Field in Vancouver, BC, Canada. (Photo by Rich Lam/Getty Images)
It is the news we've all been suspecting for a month now. FC Dallas midfielder David Ferreira will go under the knife to repair a small fracture in his right foot. The 2010 MLS MVP is expect to miss at least six-to-eight more weeks after the surgery.
"David injured his right foot during a training match in Florida. This is an unfortunate, un-related injury to the one he suffered last season," said Dr. James C Walter II, MD; FC Dallas team doctor. "This fracture is in a bone in the back of the foot that is prone to injury in soccer players and dancers. It causes pain with both running and kicking. While the pain usually resolves with rest and rehab, David has failed to progress satisfactorily with conservative, non-surgical treatment. He and the team have elected to proceed with surgical excision of the problematic bone."
"David's injury hasn't responded to treatment the way we expected," said FC Dallas head coach Schellas Hyndman. "He went back to the doctor for additional tests and got second and third opinions to be sure he chose the best path to recovery for him. We feel confident this is the best way to get David 100 percent back to the field."
This surgery is unrelated to the ankle break that he suffered last season. Either way you spin it it is a tough set back for Ferreira and for FC Dallas.
For the moment, not a lot will change with the way things are going for the club. Ferreira hadn't been featured in any matches so far so until he gets closer to returning the club will continue on with what it has.