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The influential midfielder to spend more time on the sidelines.

FC Dallas has announced that midfielder David Ferreira will miss six to eight weeks as he is set to undergo foot surgery to repair a small fracture in his right foot.

"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."

Ferreira, 32, was Major League Soccer's 2010 MVP but spent most of last season recovering from a broken ankle sustained in late April.

“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.”

The club's next match is set for April 5 against the New England Revolution.

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