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Surgery for Gallardo and Peralta

D.C. United midfielder Marcelo Gallardo and defender Gonzalo Peralta will have surgery for sports hernias over the next couple days in Germany. Both are expected to be sidelined two to three weeks. Click here for more details.

By Steve Goff  |  July 17, 2008; 3:10 PM ET
Categories:  D.C. United  
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Have a speedy recovery guys and a safe trip back!

Posted by: Johnk | July 17, 2008 3:14 PM | Report abuse

Hope the surgeries both go well. Would be great to see them back for the Red Bulls match on August 10th.

Posted by: Kev | July 17, 2008 3:22 PM | Report abuse

I wonder if this doctor takes Blue Cross Blue Shield.

Posted by: juanma | July 17, 2008 3:29 PM | Report abuse

If only united officials could decide earlier would have been much better. Oh well, speedy recover. We need you bad.

Posted by: fame | July 17, 2008 3:29 PM | Report abuse

I wonder if this doctor takes Blue Cross Blue Shield.

Posted by: juanma | July 17, 2008 3:29 PM

Ah yes, Blau Cross Blau Shield

Posted by: Kev | July 17, 2008 3:37 PM | Report abuse

Let's keep our fingers crossed and hope for no complications. Gallardo sounds like he's going in for a more complicated (Bilateral) surgery. Like others have noted in other threads, sports hernia surgery for soccer players seems to become more common every year.

Was it sports hernia surgery that started Tino's long and starcrossed injury spell several years back?

Posted by: garbaggio | July 17, 2008 3:51 PM | Report abuse

Didn't mean to sound so gloomy. With the lighter schedule they shouldn't miss many games if their recovery is normal.

Probably would miss just the Houston makeup game next week and KC game Aug 2. After that we have Red Bulls at Giants Stadium August 10 and Open Cup semifinal vs Revs at home Aug 12.

Goff, is that NY game locked in for that Sunday? Apparently it was moved from a Saturday game to give NY more rest from a FRIENDLY several days earlier vs Barcelona - leaving DC only 2 days rest before the Open Cup semi w New England.

Posted by: garbaggio | July 17, 2008 3:58 PM | Report abuse

Fahrfegsurgeon?

Schnelle Gesundheit.

Posted by: I-270, Exit 1 | July 17, 2008 4:22 PM | Report abuse

Any estimate of how long they'll be out?

Posted by: Neil | July 17, 2008 4:28 PM | Report abuse

"Both are expected to be sidelined two to three weeks."

Read first, post second.

Posted by: Colm | July 17, 2008 4:29 PM | Report abuse

Was it sports hernia surgery that started Tino's long and starcrossed injury spell several years back?

Posted by: garbaggio | July 17, 2008 3:51 PM

I'm pretty sure you're right, Garbaggio. However, IIRC, the LAST surgery was done by the German. The others, I think, were done here in the US.

Posted by: Beaker | July 17, 2008 4:44 PM | Report abuse

Blau Kreuz Blau Schild

Posted by: Harr DCAustinite | July 17, 2008 5:10 PM | Report abuse

This is what I get for checking the WaPo on my vacation in Normandy, France. Everything's just hunky-dory until I see that dreaded word "surgery."

Dangit, shoulda just continued to be the ignorant American touring the D-Day landing sites and maybe this would just be a doggone dream...

Posted by: Juan-John | July 17, 2008 5:23 PM | Report abuse

It's amazing. The English players come to Colorado, the American players go to Germany for surgeries.

Posted by: Anonymous | July 17, 2008 7:14 PM | Report abuse

Players go to CO for knee surgery. Given the amount of knee work done there (read SKIING issues), it makes sense that a huge market has grown and surgeons with plenty of experience and demand practice there.

Posted by: juanma | July 18, 2008 10:34 AM | Report abuse

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