Sandy, UT (Sports Network) - Real Salt Lake's Javier Morales underwent a
successful surgery on Monday to repair a lateral meniscus tear in his right
knee, the club announced.
"Happy to report that this was a straight-forward procedure, Javier has a good
knee," said Dr. Andrew Cooper, who performed the procedure. "Very similar to
the injury he suffered in MLS Cup 2009 on his left knee. The surgery was
uncomplicated and we can expect Javi back on the field doing soccer-specific
stuff in about 4-6 weeks."
Morales sustained the injury in RSL's preseason tussle with the Denmark U-20
national team on January 28. The 33-year-old flew home from the team's
training camp in Irvine, Calif. to receive treatment.
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