The DC United striker will miss up to six weeks following the procedure.
Wednesday saw DC United striker Lionard Pajoy undergo surgery on a hernia, which will keep him out of action for 4-6 weeks.
The bad news simply keeps coming for DC United, who have been experiencing a truly miserable 2013 season.
The team from the capital find themselves rock-bottom of the entirety of MLS, with just ten points from 21 games, and losing Pajoy will do them no favours.
The veteran forward may not have been in sparkling form, but his two goals in ten starts, along with his rugged and experienced hold-up play have proved a useful tool for head coach Ben Olsen, who is now without one of his team’s joint-top goalscorers.
The injury to Pajoy only piles the pressure onto United’s backroom to find a way of attracting some sort of Designated Player to the club to help bag some goals for the lowest scorers in the league.