Saturday, May 18, 2013

Whitecaps Salgado Has Foot Surgery

Vancouver Whitecaps FC striker Omar Salgado had yet another setback with his problematic right foot and has undergone surgery.
Salgado, 19, refractured the fifth metatarsal in his right foot at a recent USA U-20 camp in Los Angeles. The initial injury occurred in June 2012 while on international duty and he has had several setbacks in his recovery since then, including a stress fracture in October, 13 minutes into a game. It was the last time Salgado played for Vancouver.
The El Paso, Texas native was the Whitecaps first-ever Major League Soccer top draft pick in 2011.
The surgery was performed by Dr. Bert Mandelbaum in Santa Monica, California on Wednesday to repair his broken bone.
"There is no question that the last year has been challenging for Omar but we are optimistic and look forward to seeing him back on the pitch in the near future," said Whitecaps head coach Martin Rennie in a statement. "On behalf of the club, I wish him a speedy recovery."
Salgado has played two seasons with the Whitecaps, appearing 24 times with the first team, scoring one goal and adding three assists. He was just settling in as a frontline player and converted to a winger by Rennie.
Reference: Vancouver Sun and Yahoo Sports
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