Two More Serious Injuries for D.C. United

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The blows are coming today for D.C. United.  Two major players for DCU are spending a sizable amount of time out of commission, the team announced today.  Brandon Barklage, midfielder, had season-ending ACL Reconstruction surgery this afternoon, which also fixed a meniscus tear in the same knee.  Barklage spent the majority of last season on the disabled list with a similar injury.  Barklage will likely need six months or more to return to the pitch.

In addition, Rodney Wallace has been diagnosed with a fracture of the left fibula, an injury he sustained during Saturday’s match with Real Salt Lake.  Wallace’s diagnosis is a bit better than Barklage’s, with a return to the team suspected within six weeks.

We hope that both gentlemen recover quickly, and we look forward to seeing them in red and black before long.  Get Well Cards can be sent care of the franchise at:

D.C. United
2400 East Capitol Street, SE
Washington, DC 20003

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