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Johnny Nelson, Paxton Pomykal Undergo Successful Surgery

Both young players have core muscles repaired.

MLS: FC Dallas at Montreal Impact Eric Bolte-USA TODAY Sports

Now that the offseason is fully underway, we’re starting to see how things are shaping up for FC Dallas. First it was the offseason roster moves, and now we’re getting word of surgeries to players following the 2019 season.

FC Dallas announced on Thursday that defender Johnny Nelson and midfielder Paxton Pomykal underwent successful surgeries this morning to repair core muscle injuries.

The procedures were performed by Dr. William Meyers at the Vincera Institute in Philadelphia. Both players are expected to make full recoveries in approximately six weeks, leaving plenty of time for them to be ready for the start of the 2020 season.

In the final couple of months, it appeared that injuries were keeping Pomykal from being his regular self on the field. He went from being a regular starter for most of the season to someone who struggled to consistently go 90 minutes. He did however have a very busy year. The 19-year old captained the United States U-20 National Team during the FIFA U-20 World Cup in Poland, including the quarterfinal match against Ecuador. He also saw time with the senior national team in September as well as earning an All-Star team bid.

Nelson dealt with injuries throughout his rookie campaign with the team. Thankfully towards the end of the season, he was able to get plenty of minutes with North Texas SC as they worked towards their USL League One championship.