MLS Injuries: Pomykal sidelined by knee injury

Surgery to repair a torn meniscus will keep FC Dallas midfielder Paxton Pomykal out of competitive play for at least a month.

The club announced Thursday that Pomykal, 17, underwent surgery that afternoon on a slight tear in the meniscus of his left knee. He suffered the injury during a training session Wednesday, a few days resuming activity after recovering from a high ankle sprain he’d suffered playing with the U.S. U-19s in the Slovakia Cup last month. He is expected to miss four to six weeks.

“We were able to get Paxton back healthy from his right ankle sprain for five consistent days of training before Wednesday, which was rewarding to see,” head athletic trainer Skylar Richards said. “These two injuries are unrelated and it will be important to get him fully recovered and back on the field for the rest of the season.”

The Homegrown signing experienced pain in his left knee last November but made a full recovery in time to start preseason with the full squad. Pomykal made his MLS debut as a starter March 11 against Sporting Kansas City and also started the following week against New England. In his two MLS appearances he’s played 140 minutes and taken one shot.

In April, he played for the FC Dallas U-18s who won the Dallas Cup Super Group. FCD is the first MLS academy team to win the title. It beat Coritiba of Brazil in the semifinals and Monterrey of Mexico in the final.
3 comments about "MLS Injuries: Pomykal sidelined by knee injury".
  1. Quarterback TD, May 19, 2017 at 11:27 a.m.

    The power of wonder drugs-- how can a thorn cartilage be healed in 1 month? People getting these injuries last months and they still walk like zombies after the operation.. is this medication for everyone ?

  2. Fire Paul Gardner Now replied, May 19, 2017 at 2:10 p.m.

    Who says he's on drugs? Always pointless negativism from you. Usually people are able to walk on the knee a day or two after this type of surgery. I imagine the recovery time is faster for a 17 year old professional athlete who is in great shape.

  3. Quarterback TD replied, May 19, 2017 at 4:45 p.m.

    Fire, it's a TORN knee ligament that requires surgery and not a sprain or strain ligament. Generally the surgical reattachment wether it's using titanium screws or simply fusing the ligament is proceed by drugs such as steroids to redevelop the surrounding knees muscles, an anti-inflammatory drug to prevent excessive swelling and deformities and yes pain killers as there are nerves their. The pain killers is what makes it highly possible to go out and play even if you are 50% fit. In the past knee injuries will keep players out for months now it's relatively short the difference is the drugs. And this is not negativism its modern medicine I just say it like it is unlike you who lives in the days of Asclepius..

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