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Report: DC United goalkeeper Bill Hamid to miss extended time due to knee injury

D.C. United goalkeeper Bill Hamid was forced to withdraw from US men’s national team camp on Tuesday due to a knee injury.

On Thursday, a report emerged about the severity of Hamid’s injury, when the Washington Post’s Steven Goff reported that the 2014 MLS Goalkeeper of the Year will “miss several months” due to the injury.

MLSsoccer.com asked D.C. United head coach Ben Olsen about the report at the 2016 MLS SuperDraft in Baltimore on Thursday.

"Yes, I think we're going to come out with something very shortly, more of a timeframe of what's going down," he said. "We just want to make sure the timeframe is correct before we give it out to the media."

Olsen also noted the surgery Hamid had on his knee this week turned out well.

"The surgery went well. We just have to give you guys a timeframe, again we want to make sure that's correct."

Hamid, 25, played 25 regular season games for D.C. last year, missing time midseason due to knee and hand issues. United recently announced that they re-signed backup goalkeeper Andrew Dykstra to a new deal. Dykstra, 30, played in nine games in 2015 and has made 30 career appearances across six seasons in MLS.

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