Sasha Victorine, acquired by Chivas USA in a trade from the Kansas City Wizards, has undergone microfracture surgery. The midfielder is expected to be out of action for six to eight months recovering.
Things just won't get better for Chivas USA. Injuries have plagued it all season long, to the tune of an average six players out per game, but now that the Goats have crashed out the playoffs, they still aren't getting any injury breaks.
The club announced Wednesday that Victorine, who only started four games for the club before falling to injury against the Colorado Rapids on Oct. 19, will be recovering from his surgery for the better part of a calendar year. The procedure, which included a lateral meniscectomy, was performed by the team physicians on his left knee.
Chivas USA has a lengthy winter break currently, but even when the players return to action in March, Victorine will still be a couple months from a healthy return. It's a blow for the club, but also for the player, who had reignited his career after the move to Los Angeles.