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August 27, 2011 at 11:21 AM

O’Brian White undergoes a second blood-clot surgery

white mug.jpgSounders FC announced today that forward O’Brian White has undergone a second surgery to repair an arterial blockage in his left leg.

The 25-year-old suffered a setback earlier this month in the final stages of his recovery from a similar procedure in April.

White will stay at Virginia Mason Medical Center for several days before returning home.

The Jamaican played briefly in a July 20 exhibition against Manchester United and also in a Reserve League game on Aug. 9 in Vancouver, but hasn’t appeared in a competitive match since April 22. White started the first seven games of the season, scoring two goals and adding two assists.

When coach Sigi Schmid was asked whether this meant White was out for the year, he said he couldn’t say with 100-percent certainty, but “it looks more like he’ll be done rather than coming back at this stage. What’s more important for us is that they’re able to resolve the issue on a permanent basis and that O’Brian will be able to resume his career.”

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