D.C. United announced today that player/assistant coach Josh Wolff underwent a microdiscectomy to repair a lower back disc herniation. The successful surgery was done yesterday by Dr. Steven Hughes, a back specialist at Commonwealth Orthopaedics. The timeframe of his return is unknown at this point.
Wolff, a Major League Soccer and U.S. Men’s National Team veteran, has played in nine games (one start) throughout the 2012 campaign logging 223 minutes. In March, Wolff began serving as a player/assistant coach.
Last season, Wolff started 23 of the 30 games he appeared in and logged close to 2,000 minutes, netting five goals and assisting on seven more. Wolff joined the Black-and-Red from Sporting Kansas City (formerly Kansas City Wizards), having spent a combined seven MLS seasons with the Midwest club.
Internationally, Wolff has appeared 52 times for the U.S. Men’s National Team, scoring nine goals and adding five assists. The forward made the U.S. roster for two World Cups, the first in 2002 in Korean and Japan. Wolff also went to the 2006 World Cup in Germany alongside current United boss Ben Olsen.