Posted: Friday April 13, 2012 4:40PM ; Updated: Friday April 13, 2012 4:40PM

Columbus Crew lose Hesmer, Heinemann for the season to injuries

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COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) -- Columbus Crew goalkeeper William Hesmer and forward Tommy Heinemann have undergone microfracture surgery that will sideline them for the season.

Hesmer had an operation on his right hip which will keep him out of action for at least six months, while Heinemann will need nine to 12 months of rehabilitation after left knee surgery.

Hesmer is in his sixth season with the Crew and ninth in Major League Soccer. He holds Crew goalkeeper records for games played (130), wins (59), shutouts (41) and saves (412).

Heinemann was in his second season with the Crew. He was signed before last season and started 12 times, scoring three goals with an assist in 28 games.

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