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DaMarcus Beasley to undergo left knee surgery

It looks like the Houston Dynamo will be without DaMarcus Beasley for the foreseeable future, as the veteran defender posted news of a knee injury to Instagram on Monday afternoon.

Team officials confirmed that Beasley would undergo surgery later in the week to remove loose bodies in his left knee. A definitive timetable on his return to the field was not immediately given, but he is expected to begin rehabilitation immediately after surgery and the team expects him to return "in a timely manner."

Beasley exited Friday's 0-0 draw against Orlando City SC in the 67th minute with the injury. No timetable has been given yet for his return to action with the Dynamo. The 34-year-old has started 17 of the team's 18 MLS regular season matches and is third on the team with 1,381 minutes played. He has one goal on the year.

As for potential replacements at left back in the Dynamo starting XI, Sheanon Williams came on for Beasley on Friday night, while Abdoulie Mansally  and Alex Lima also has experience in the position.

UPDATE: Beasley underwent his surgery on Thursday afternoon and was in good spirits going in, even if he was a bit chilly under his hospital gown: