Argentine playmaker will miss the remainder of 2016 with the injury
FRISCO, Texas (Wednesday, Oct. 19, 2016) – FC Dallas midfielder Mauro Diaz had successful surgery to repair a torn Achilles tendon in his lower right leg this afternoon. Dr. Robert Anderson with OrthoCarolina in Charlotte, N.C., performed the procedure.
Diaz suffered the injury in the 89th minute of FC Dallas’ match versus Seattle Sounders FC on Sunday, Oct. 16. The Argentine playmaker is tied for the league lead in game-winning goal contribution, scoring three game-winners and picking up seven game-winning assists in 2016. Diaz set career highs in games played, minutes and assists in 2016 with 27 games, 2,149 minutes and 13 assists (third in MLS).
Diaz will miss the remainder of the 2016 season and Audi MLS Cup Playoffs.