Gros has an operation

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  1. Red&Black

    Red&Black Member+

    Aug 30, 2001
    Lot 8
    DC United
    Nat'l Team:
    Burkina Faso
    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.
  2. DoctorD

    DoctorD Member+

    Sep 29, 2002
    Philadelphia Union
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Doesn't Josh lean over to one side when he plays without a brace or cast??
  3. CHICO13

    CHICO13 Moderator
    Staff Member

    Oct 4, 2001
    SECTION 135
    The Strongest La Paz
    Nat'l Team:
    I figured that cast was starting to become his security blanket. I think he should still wear it especially when Franchino comes to town. :D
  4. TOTC

    TOTC Member

    Feb 20, 2001
    Laurel, MD, USA
    I knew it! Scab labor!
  5. Sundevil9

    Sundevil9 New Member

    Nov 23, 1999
    Reston, VA
    DC United
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    I think the purpose of this surgery was to permanently graft the brace to Josh's forearm.
  6. Th4119

    Th4119 Member

    Jul 26, 2001
    Annandale, VA
    So who wants to put money on Gros breaking his wrist for the third year in a row in 2006?

    Talk about someone who needs a girlfriend...
  7. gnat

    gnat New Member

    Oct 1, 2003
    No, but I don't think he plays as well.

    It's always fun watching him to see who he thumps with it when he thinks no one is watching too :D

  8. BBBulldog

    BBBulldog Moderator
    Staff Member

    Jun 25, 2004
    Dinamo Zagreb
    DC United
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    I always hoped Josh has understanding girlfriend...
  9. bigredfutbol

    bigredfutbol Moderator
    Staff Member

    Sep 5, 2000
    Woodbridge, VA
    DC United
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    You should always respect the fact that your partner has his or her own interests. That's the kind of respect that a successful relationship is built on.
  10. vivzig

    vivzig New Member

    Oct 4, 2004
    The OC
    Guessing Josh and I will get out of our hand/arm casts at about the same time then. :(
  11. fatbastard

    fatbastard Member+

    Aug 1, 2003
    Lincoln (ish), Va
    DC United
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Does this mean the surgery wasn't covered by his nice union health benefits? ;)
  12. monster

    monster Member

    Oct 19, 1999
    Hanover, PA
    DC United
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    If that ****** Twellman can tape his wrists every night, Josh should one-up him and wear the brace forever.
  13. PedroUnited

    PedroUnited Member

    Oct 16, 2005
    Richmond, VA
    DC United
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    whatever, he's still gonna wear a cast, it's his thing :) . like bono and the sunglasses, nelly and that band-aid on his face etc... Maybe they'll start selling Josh Gros signature wrist casts, I don't know where I'm going with this. Oh I'm going to Peru in a couple days, anyone want a Universitario jersey, I plan on attending a game or 2 while I'm out there. word


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