One of the stories that flew a bit under the radar today was the injury to Sounders FC forward O’Brian White. The 25-year-old had been complaining about pain in his left leg and it turns out he had a blood clot.
White, who had started all seven games this season, underwent surgery to remove the clot Wednesday and will be at the Virginia Mason Medical Center for several days. He’s out indefinitely, particularly since he might have to go on blood thinners (meaning he can’t play a contact sport).
Blood clots can be life-threatening if not caught early. Fortunately for White it was spotted and he’s expected to make a full recovery. The question now is, ‘How does Seattle replace his production (two goals, two assists)?’
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