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Marcelo Saragosa undergoes left knee surgery

Saragosa expected to miss 4-6 weeks

Marcelo Saragosa - 2013

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Washington D.C. (July 12, 2013) – D.C. United today announced that United midfielder Marcelo Saragosa underwent a medial meniscectomy on his left knee. The procedure was performed by Doctor James Gilbert of Metro Orthopedics and Sports Therapy in Silver Spring, Md. Saragosa had previously undergone surgery on his right knee on May 14. The timeframe of Saragosa’s return is 4-6 weeks.
 
In his ninth season in MLS, Saragosa has played in seven games (three starts) thus far in United’s 2013 campaign, logging 320 minutes for the Black-and-Red. Last season, Saragosa started 12 games – appearing in 16 overall – and logged 1,120 minutes, netting one goal and adding one assist. Saragosa joined the Black-and-Red on Feb. 6, 2012 from the Azerbaijan first division after leaving MLS in 2010 following his stint with Chivas USA.