Outlook good for Pontius' injury

The United veteran suffered a groin injury last week

Chris Pontius - 2013

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As was reported last week, Chris Pontius suffered a groin injury in training on Thursday. The D.C. United midfielder did not travel to Columbus this past weekend as the team lost 0-3 to the Crew.

While the team was in Columbus, Pontius had an MRI to assess the severity of the injury. The results showed a Grade 1 strain, which is more mild than was originally thought. The midfielder's return date is still to be determined, but he could be back in time for the May 8 match against the Houston Dynamo.