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Corey Ashe and Omar Cummings both undergo minor surgery

By Zach Woosley



KANSAS CITY, KS - NOVEMBER 07: Corey Ashe #26 of Houston Dynamo celebrates as the Dynamo lose the match 1-0 but advance to the next round of playoffs during the Eastern Conference Semifinal game against the Sporting KC at LiveStrong Sporting Park on November 7, 2012 in Kansas City, Kansas
KANSAS CITY, KS - NOVEMBER 07: Corey Ashe #26 of Houston Dynamo celebrates as the Dynamo lose the match 1-0 but advance to the next round of playoffs during the Eastern Conference Semifinal game against the Sporting KC at LiveStrong Sporting Park on November 7, 2012 in Kansas City, Kansas

The Houston Dynamo announced today that defender Corey Ashe and forward Omar Cummings both underwent minor knee surgery today.

Ashe was suffering from a minor chronic irritation in his left knee while new signing Cummings aggravated an injury in his right knee this week at training. Cummings' injury was originally picked-up during a recent training camp with the Jamaican national team.

The Dynamo released the following information concerning the surgeries in a press release today:

"It was the medical staff’s opinion that Corey and Omar should elect to undergo these minor procedures right now to avoid potential problems during the season,” said Dynamo Head Athletic Trainer Theron Enns. “The surgeries went according to plan, and we expect a full recovery for both with the goal of having them ready for opening day."

Assuming both player's recoveries go as planned, they should be back within 4-6 weeks, more than enough time for them to potentially be available on opening day. Fortunately the Dynamo have depth up front and two players that can play left back in camp as well. Worst case Dominic Kinnear will have to start the season without two likely starters but better early in the year than during the playoffs.