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Sounders lose White

Fri., April 29, 2011

The Seattle Sounders FC will be without forward O’Brian White (at center in photo) indefinitely after the striker had surgery to remove a blood clot from his left leg. The Sounders announced the surgery on Thursday, a day after a vascular surgeon performed the procedure on White at the Virginia Mason Medical Center. White is expected to remain in the hospital for several days and there is no timetable set on when he might return. The loss of White is a major blow to Seattle’s offense on the heels of losing midfielder Steve Zakuani for likely the entire season to a broken right tibia and fibula suffered in last Friday’s win at Colorado. Rapids midfielder Brian Mullan was suspended 10 games and fined $5,000 on Thursday for his tackle on Zakuani.

– Associated Press


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