FC Dallas first-round SuperDraft pick Francis Atuahene is expected to miss up to six weeks of action this preseason after undergoing successful surgery today to repair an ulna fracture in his left arm during Sunday’s scrimmage against the University of Tulsa.
Here’s the full statement released by the club:
“FC Dallas forward Francis Atuahene underwent a successful procedure at Texas Health Center for Diagnostics and Surgery in Plano, Texas, today to repair an ulna fracture in his left arm. The injury occurred in the 28th minute of a 1-0 win against the University of Tulsa at Toyota Soccer Center on Saturday, January 27. Dr. Christopher Miskovsky performed the surgery.
Atuahene is expected to make a full recovery and return to action in two-to-six weeks.”
While this is a bummer for the rookie, seeing that he’ll only miss up to six weeks isn’t a terrible thing overall as it could have been much worse. He should be able to keep his fitness up during this recovery time and hopefully be back in full training by the start of the regular season.