MLS MVP Mike Magee out for season
0:42 | MLS
MLS MVP Mike Magee out for season
Wednesday September 10th, 2014

Chicago Fire forward and reigning MLS Most Valuable Player Mike Magee is out for the season and will miss 6-to-8 months after having hip surgery, the team announced

The surgery repaired a labrum injury and articular surface damage.

Fire head coach and Director of Soccer Frank Yallop said that Magee has been struggling all season with injuries and it was best for him to have surgery after consulting with the team's medical staff.

BIRD: Lee Nguyen lead MLS Week 26 Best XI | Galaxy top Power Rankings 

“It’s unfortunate that Mike will be out for an extended period, but he’s been struggling this season with the injuries,” Yallop said in a team statement. “After consulting with our medical staff, we decided that this was the best time for Mike to have the procedure.”​

WATCH: Magee stars in hilarious Ferris Bueller parody

Magee scored 21 goals in 2013 during his MVP campaign – six with the LA Galaxy and 15 with the Fire after a midseason trade that sent Robbie Rogers to LA. This season, Magee scored seven goals and recorded four assists in 17 games. He has not played since Aug. 16, though, missing the last three games.

Chicago has a 5-7-14 record this season, the second worst mark in the Eastern Conference.

- Scooby Axson

SI Apps
We've Got Apps Too
Get expert analysis, unrivaled access, and the award-winning storytelling only SI can provide - from Peter King, Tom Verducci, Lee Jenkins, Seth Davis, and more - delivered straight to you, along with up-to-the-minute news and live scores.