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Orlando City's Dwyer out 4-6 months after knee surgery

Field Level Media
02 Aug 2020, 06:55 GMT+10

Orlando City SC forward Dom Dywer underwent arthroscopic surgery to treat a partial tendon tear in his left knee, the team announced Saturday.

Dwyer previously had been ruled out of the remainder of the MLS is Back Tournament with the injury. He is expected to be sidelined for four-to-six months.

"Unfortunately injuries are a part of the game something I've been battling for awhile," Dwyer wrote Friday on Twitter. "To my teammates to the fans, I'm sorry. My desire remains the same to help bring success to this club. I'll be working to come back stronger better."

Dwyer last participated in Orlando City's 3-1 win over New York City FC on July 14.

The 30-year-old has notched an assist in two matches this season for Orlando City (2-1-2, 8 points), who defeated Los Angeles FC 5-4 on penalty kicks after a 1-1 tie in a quarterfinal match of the MLS is Back Tournament near Orlando on Friday.

The Lions advance to a Thursday semifinal vs. the winner of the San Jose Earthquakes-Minnesota United quarterfinal that will be played Saturday.

Dwyer has recorded 81 goals and 18 assists in 195 career matches with Sporting Kansas City and Orlando City.

--Field Level Media

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