Shea sidelined three months after foot surgery

Shea sidelined three months after foot surgery

U.S. Men's National Team

Shea sidelined three months after foot surgery

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There will be no offseason training stint abroad for FC Dallas winger Brek Shea this year. Just a lot of rest and recuperation.

Shea underwent successful surgery on Thursday afternoon to remove a sesamoid bone from his right foot. The 22-year-old midfielder is expected to be sidelined for 12-14 weeks, which means he should be healthy enough to partake in some of FC Dallas’ preseason preparations next year.

The timeframe of recovery also means Shea will miss out on the U.S. Men’s National Team’s World Cup qualifier at Honduras on Feb. 6. The game is the first for the U.S. in the Hexagonal round of qualifying.

Shea endured a rough season for FC Dallas in 2012, scoring three goals and delivering two assists in 21 games after having an MVP-caliber campaign last year.

What do you think of Shea undergoing surgery? Think he will bounce back in 2013? Bummed he will not be available for the World Cup qualifier against Honduras?

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