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Smith Has Surgery, Out 4-6 Weeks

Photo credit: New England Revolution

Photo credit: New England Revolution

Revolution midfielder/defender Donnie Smith will miss 4-6 weeks after undergoing surgery to repair a left groin injury suffered during training last week.

The versatile and left-footed Smith, who re-signed with the Revolution prior to the start of camp, played in three matches during the preseason before the injury sidelined him. He missed the club’s last two preseason games against Colorado and Seattle.

Smith has played in only two league contests since he was selected in the second round (21st overall) by the Revolution in the 2013 SuperDraft. He made the First Kick XI in 2013, and started in the Revolution’s second match of the 2014 season at Philadelphia.

Smith is the third Revolution player to be shelved due to injury this winter. Jermaine Jones underwent sports hernia surgery earlier this month, and will require 4-6 weeks to recover. Lee Nguyen suffered a groin injury during his time with the U.S. Men’s National Team, and has not yet played in a preseason match.

With Smith injured, the Revolution might be compelled to sign 2015 third-round pick Marc Fenelus, who slotted into Smith’s spot at left back during the last two preseason games.

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