D.C. United News Release For Immediate Release - December 13, 2005 Contact: Doug Hicks (202) 587-5448, Boris Flores (202) 587-5452 or Kyle Sheldon (202) 587-5450 D.C. United’s Josh Gros undergoes successful wrist surgery Washington, D.C. (December 13, 2005) - D.C. United announced today details of a successful wrist surgery for Josh Gros. The midfielder underwent a procedure last week to repair his scaphoid bone using a bone graft. Gros, who originally suffered a non-union fracture of the wrist bone during the 2004 season, needed this operation to complete the healing process. Dr. Jeffrey Lovallo, a hand specialist from the Anderson Clinic in Arlington, VA, performed the surgery. Gros will be in a cast for 6-8 weeks and will be ready to train when D.C. United begins pre-season in February 2006. “We are pleased Josh had the opportunity this post-season to repair his wrist and that his surgery was a success,” said United Technical Director Dave Kasper. “We look forward to seeing him 100 % healthy for pre-season 2006 and without a brace or cast.” Gros played the second most minutes on the team in 2005 (2,563), just four less than midfielder Brian Carroll. After a one-goal, four assist performance during his rookie year campaign in 2004, the Mechanicsburg, Penn. native notched four goals and four assists in his second year. Gros also earned the Sierra Mist Goal of the Week for his line drive, diving header versus Columbus on May 7.