D.C. United announced today that Ethan White underwent a medial menisectomy to the right knee yesterday. The procedure was performed by Doctor James Gilbert of Metro Orthopedics and Sports Therapy in Silver Spring, Md. The Kensington, Maryland native will miss approximately six weeks.
“We are pleased to hear that Ethan had a successful surgery yesterday. We expect a full recovery in six weeks and look forward to him contributing on a daily basis once fully recovered," said United General Manager Dave Kasper.
White, a homegrown talent from nearby Kensington, Maryland, made an immediate impact during his first professional season with D.C. United. He was a consistent contributor to United’s defense in 2011, playing in 24 matches with 21 starts and logging close to 2,000 minutes on the pitch. In a 2-2 draw with Chivas USA in late September, White scored his first professional goal. White was also a regular starter with the University of Maryland.