PRETORIA, SOUTH AFRICA - JUNE 24: Jose Torres of USA controls the ball during training session on June 24, 2010 in Pretoria, South Africa. United States will play their second round World Cup match against Ghana on Saturday, June 26, 2010, at Royal Bafokeng Stadium in Rustenburg, South Africa. (Photo by Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images)
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Jose Torres will have a while to rest his ailing foot.
The U.S. national team midfielder, who underwent surgery on his left foot Wednesday, is expected to be out for several months.
His Mexican club Pachuca said the surgery was to repair a broken bone in his fifth metatarsal. The club said he expected him to miss rest of the Apertura season, which ends in December.
Torres has been a regular this season for Pachuca and has been called up three times by new U.S. national team coach Jurgen Klinsmann.
Torres was on the U.S. team last year in the World Cup in South Africa. He will miss upcoming exhibitions against Honduras on Oct. 8 and Ecuador on Oct. 11.
Based on reporting by The Associated Press.
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