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It Gets Worse: D.C. United Says Rodney Wallace Out For 8-12 Weeks

Just when D.C. United was starting to get something going this year, bad news strikes. The team announced that fullback Rodney Wallace, the team's top pick in the 2009 SuperDraft, will miss more time than originally expected after fracturing his fibula earlier this week.

D.C. United announced today defender Rodney Wallace has undergone successful surgery to fixate his fractured left fibula.  Dr. Andrew Parker of Commonwealth Orthopedics in Herndon, Virginia performed the procedure. Wallace will miss 8-12 weeks of action, depending on his rehabilitation and bone healing process.  Wallace suffered the initial injury on June 5 against Real Salt Lake as the left back contested a ball with Alvaro Saborio in the 24th minute of play.     

The original suggested timetable was six weeks.

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