Omar Salgado Undergoes Successful Surgery
VANCOUVER, BC - Vancouver Whitecaps FC confirmed today that midfielder/striker Omar Salgado underwent successful foot surgery performed by Dr. Bert Mandelbaum in Santa Monica on May 8, 2013.
The 19-year-old native of El Paso, Texas, re-fractured the fifth metatarsal in his right foot during a recent U-20 camp in Los Angeles, California. Salgado initially fractured his right foot last June and suffered a setback last October before returning to reserve match action in March.
"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 FC head coach Martin Rennie . "On behalf of the club, I wish him a speedy recovery."
In just over two seasons with the club, Salgado has made 24 appearances with the first team scoring one goal and adding three assists.
Whitecaps FC return to home this weekend to host two-time defending MLS Cup champions LA Galaxy. Limited tickets for Saturday's match are available at all Ticketmaster Ticket Centres, online at ticketmaster.ca/whitecaps, or Charge-by-Phone at 1.855.6.GO-CAPS (1.855.646.2277). For information on 'Caps 5 or 9-Packs, call 604.669.9283 ext. 2 or visit whitecapsfc.com/tickets.
Kickoff for this Saturday's match is scheduled for 4 p.m. PT at BC Place - TV: Sportsnet Pacific, ONLINE: live.mlssoccer.com/mlsmdl, MOBILE: Bell mobile devices, RADIO: TEAM 1410.
• Discuss this story on the Major League Soccer message board...
Major League Soccer Stories from May 9, 2013
- Robbie Keane and Todd Dunivant Return to Training after Injury Layoff - Los Angeles Galaxy
- LA Galaxy Head to Vancouver Aiming for Three Points against Whitecaps - Los Angeles Galaxy
- Vilchez ready for his return - Club Deportivo Chivas USA
- MLS Disciplinary Committee Suspends Chivas USA Midfielder Carlos Alvarez and Fines Philadelphia and - MLS
- Juan Agudelo Both "Shocked and Excited" by Trade to Revolution - New England Revolution
- Philadelphia Union to Host Party on the Plaza Before Game vs. LA - Philadelphia Union
- Rio Tinto Stadium to Host UHSAA Boys Soccer Championships - Real Salt Lake
- Black & Gold by the Numbers - Columbus Crew SC
- Crew Youth Update - Columbus Crew SC
- Omar Salgado Undergoes Successful Surgery - Vancouver Whitecaps FC
- Cruz Selected to EA SPORTS FIFA 13 Ultimate Team of the Week - Philadelphia Union
- Toronto FC Acquire Israeli International Ben Haim - Toronto FC
- San Jose Earthquakes Come from Behind to Top Toronto FC 2-1 - San Jose Earthquakes
- Timbers Extend Unbeaten Run to Eight, Earn Draw at FC Dallas - Portland Timbers
- FC Dallas Remains Unbeaten at Home; Draws Portland Timbers FC, 1-1 - FC Dallas
- Real Salt Lake Gets by Revolution 2-1 - New England Revolution
- Sporting KC Suffers 1-0 Loss to Seattle Sounders FC - Sporting Kansas City
- Real Salt Lake Downs New England 2-1 in Dramatic Fashion - Real Salt Lake
- Seattle Sounders FC Tip Sporting Kansas City Late 1-0 - Seattle Sounders FC
The opinions expressed in this release are those of the organization issuing it, and do not necessarily reflect the thoughts or opinions of OurSports Central or its staff.
Other Recent Vancouver Whitecaps FC Stories
- 'Caps fight hard, but can't overcome controversial early red card in first visit to Atlanta
- 'Caps Fight Hard, But Can't Overcome Early Red Card in First Visit to Atlanta
- Kendall Waston Called up to Costa Rica for Road Friendlies Versus Scotland and Tunisia
- Myer Bevan Called up to New Zealand for Friendly against Canada
- 2018 SuperDraft Pick Cory Brown Signs with USL Affiliate Fresno FC