Report: Josh Wicks out 4-6 months after surgery

Report: Josh Wicks out 4-6 months after surgery

MLS- D.C. United

Report: Josh Wicks out 4-6 months after surgery

Wicks (getty)

The list of things to do in the nation's capital grew even longer today, as D.C. United keeper Josh Wicks underwent successful surgery to repair his dislocated shoulder that ended his 2009 campaign. Wicks injured his shoulder in a nasty fall during United's 2-1 loss to San Jose on September 27.

His injury leaves United with one healthy goalkeeper — rookie Milos Kocic — and one with zero MLS experience, Academy product Bill Hamid. Wicks enjoyed a decent but rather inconsistent season for D.C. after he was acquired from the Galaxy. At times, his play was sublime, making several match-saving stops, while at other times made infuriating decisions — like earning a red card for stomping Fredy Montero in the U.S. Open Cup Final.

The club is continuing to debate the future of several players as well as current head coach Tom Soehn, and adding a veteran goalie has to be an offseason priority. Another former Galaxy keeper, Steve Cronin, performed well for D.C. after being acquired on loan from the Portland Timbers on October 12.

What do you think United will do? Will they try and keep Cronin around? Will Wicks be back in time for 2010?

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