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Tacoma Defiance Midfielder Antonee Burke-Gilroy Undergoes Successful Surgery

September 10, 2019 - United Soccer League Championship (USL) - Tacoma Defiance News Release

Tacoma Defiance midfielder Antonee Burke-Gilroy
Tacoma Defiance midfielder Antonee Burke-Gilroy
(Tacoma Defiance, Credit: Charis Wilson / Sounders FC)

SEATTLE, WASH. - Tacoma Defiance midfielder Antonee Burke-Gilroy underwent successful surgery on his left hand at Virginia Mason Medical Center in downtown Seattle on Wednesday, September 4. The procedure was performed by Dr. James Schlenker of Virginia Mason Orthopedics and Sports Medicine. The injury was suffered during a match against San Antonio FC on August 30, and Burke-Gilroy began rehabilitation immediately following the procedure.

Burke-Gilroy, 21, is in his second season with Sounders FC's USL side and has made 20 appearances with the club in 2019, including 16 starts. He has recorded five shots in 1,380 minutes, and has made starts in the midfield and at right back. Last season, Burke-Gilroy played in 19 games and made 14 starts, recording three goals and one assist.

Tacoma Defiance (5-16-5, 20 points) returns to action on Tuesday, September 10 at Reno 1868 FC (7:00 p.m. PT / ESPN+). The club then returns home on Tuesday, September 17 for a matchup with Real Monarchs SLC at Cheney Stadium (7:00 p.m. PT / ESPN+).





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