FC Dallas' Ferreira to rehab in L.A.

David Ferreira of FC Dallas is in Los Angeles to rehabilitate an injury. Otto Greule Jr/Getty Images

David Ferreira, the skilled midfielder voted Major League Soccer's MVP as he led FC Dallas to the MLS Cup 2010 title game, is coming to L.A., and not because the Hoops are meeting the Galaxy this weekend at Home Depot Center.

The Colombian playmaker, who has been out since last April because of a broken foot and following several setbacks during preseason, underwent another foot surgery a few weeks ago and will do his rehabilitation at Athletes' Performance's L.A. location at Home Depot Center, ESPN Dallas' “3rd Degree” blog reports.

“Our mentality right now with David is he just got the OK for rehab,” FC Dallas head coach Schellas Hyndman told ESPN Dallas. “What we’re going to do is send him out to L.A. and get intensive rehab out there where some of the better athletes, like [David] Beckham, [Landon] Donovan and some of those guys when they’re injured, they get their rehabs.

“We felt like a change of environment was very important for David. We didn’t want to send him to Brazil, to Colombia or anything like that because we want him to still be a part and focus for this. But if everything goes the way we think it will go, he could be back in six weeks.”