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Johnny Nelson, Paxton Pomykal Undergo Successful Surgery

October 31, 2019 - Major League Soccer (MLS) - FC Dallas News Release

Frisco, Texas - FC Dallas defender Johnny Nelson and midfielder Paxton Pomykal underwent successful surgeries this morning to repair core muscle injuries.

The procedures were performed by Dr. William Meyers at the Vincera Institute in Philadelphia. Both players are expected to make full recoveries in approximately six weeks.

Nelson, 21, appeared in nine matches for FC Dallas this season and made his MLS debut in the 74th minute in his home state of Ohio against Columbus Crew SC on March 16. Nelson also started in seven matches for the reigning USL League One champion North Texas Soccer Club, playing 630 minutes.

Pomykal, 19, scored two goals and five assists in 25 MLS appearances this season. He captained the United States U-20 National Team during the FIFA U-20 World Cup in Poland, including the quarterfinal match against Ecuador. Pomykal was selected as the Commissioner's Pick for the 2019 MLS All-Star Game and was a crucial part in FC Dallas' run in the Audi 2019 MLS Cup Playoffs.

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