Javier Morales Has Surgery, Will Be Out At Least Until October

Javier Morales' surgery to repair his fractured-dislocated left ankle and torn ligaments he suffered on Saturday was successful. Real Salt Lake team physician Dr. Andrew Cooper said the recovery will take until at least October:

"When you look at ultimate recovery, I think age plays a little bit of a role into this," Cooper told reporters in a conference call on Monday. "That October range is, I think, our goal, but an hour-and-a-half after surgery you never know what’s going to come up."

Morales suffered the injury when he was tackled from behind by Chivas USA forward Marco Mondaini. Morales is the fourth big-name player to go out with a potentially season-ending injury in the past three weeks. Steve Zakuani, David Ferreira and Branko Boskovic have also been sidelined by injuries suffered after being tackled. Brian Mullan, who like Mondaini received a red card for his tackle, was suspended 10 games. No decision has yet been reached on further punishment for Mondaini.

X
Log In Sign Up

forgot?
Log In Sign Up

Please choose a new SB Nation username and password

As part of the new SB Nation launch, prior users will need to choose a permanent username, along with a new password.

Your username will be used to login to SB Nation going forward.

I already have a Vox Media account!

Verify Vox Media account

Please login to your Vox Media account. This account will be linked to your previously existing Eater account.

Please choose a new SB Nation username and password

As part of the new SB Nation launch, prior MT authors will need to choose a new username and password.

Your username will be used to login to SB Nation going forward.

Forgot password?

We'll email you a reset link.

If you signed up using a 3rd party account like Facebook or Twitter, please login with it instead.

Forgot password?

Try another email?

Almost done,

By becoming a registered user, you are also agreeing to our Terms and confirming that you have read our Privacy Policy.

Join SBNation.com

You must be a member of SBNation.com to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at SBNation.com. You should read them.

Join SBNation.com

You must be a member of SBNation.com to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at SBNation.com. You should read them.

Spinner.vc97ec6e

Authenticating

Great!

Choose an available username to complete sign up.

In order to provide our users with a better overall experience, we ask for more information from Facebook when using it to login so that we can learn more about our audience and provide you with the best possible experience. We do not store specific user data and the sharing of it is not required to login with Facebook.