U.S. midfielder Brek Shea undergoes successful foot surgery

The USA winger and FC Dallas star had a sesamoid bone removed from his foot, and will be unavailable for 12-to-14 weeks.
FC Dallas and U.S. national team midfielder Brek Shea has successfully undergone surgery to remove a sesamoid bone from his right foot.

A statment from the MLS side indicated Shea would miss 12-to-14 weeks while recovering from the surgery, which woudl put his return somewhere near the opening game of the CONCACAF hexagonal, which the United States will play Feb. 6 at Honduras. Shea previously missed the final month of the MLS season, as well as the final two matches of the semifinal round of CONCACAF World Cup qualifying, originally getting a call-up by Jurgen Klinsmann only to be evaluated by U.S. medical staff and being sent back to Dallas.

The 22-year old Shea, who has been capped 15 times by the U.S. national team, came to the forefront in 2011, playing every game that year under Klinsmann and being nominated for the MLS MVP award.

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