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D.C. United’s Josh Wicks undergoes successful shoulder surgery

Washington, D.C. (October 29, 2009) - D.C. United announced today goalkeeper Josh Wicks underwent successful a labral repair and a stabilization procedure on his left shoulder. Doctors Christopher Annunziata and Andrew Parker of Commonwealth Orthopaedics performed the surgery. Wicks is expected to miss four to six months.

“Josh made great strides in goal for us this past season,” said General Manager Dave Kasper. “We look forward to his return to health and his continued development in 2010.”

The netminder joined United at the beginning of the season, in a trade with the Los Angeles Galaxy. During his first season in D.C., Wicks played and started 19 games for the Black-and-Red. He recorded five shutouts and posted a 1.4 goals against average on the season. The California native dislocated his shoulder after colliding with a player during the September 27 match against San Jose.

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