FC Dallas defender George John undergoes surgery to repair right knee, will miss rest of season

George John, FC Dallas

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FC Dallas announced Thursday that defender George John underwent successful surgery to repair his right knee this morning at Texas Health Harris Methodist Hospital in Southlake, Texas.

Dr. Michael Nguyen performed an osteoplasty of the medial femur to repair the knee, which has sidelined John throughout the 2014 season. Recovery from the procedure will keep the veteran center back out for the remainder of the season and he will be placed on the season-ending injury list, the club said in a release.

Earlier Thursday, the club announced that midfielder Hendry Thomas was also placed on the season-ending injury list, adding to a season of frequent injuries for the Texas team. Head coach Oscar Pareja told MLSsoccer.com on Wednesday that the club was lining up a move in response to the injury-hit season.

John, 27, was selected by Dallas in the first round of the 2009 MLS SuperDraft (14th overall), and has made 119 appearances for the team in league play, with six goals to his name.