RENTON, WASH. - Seattle Sounders FC announced today that forward O'Brian White underwent surgery on Wednesday in Seattle to remove a blood clot in his left leg.
A vascular specialist performed the surgery at Virginia Mason Medical Center, where White will remain for several days. He will be out of action indefinitely.
White, 25, started the first seven matches this season and is the team's co-leader with two goals. He also has two assists.
The announcement of White's injury comes just six days after Sounders winger Steve Zakuani was lost for the season after having his leg broken by Colorado Rapids midfielder Brian Mullan. The injuries will force coach Sigi Schmid to make some difficult tactical and personnel changes in the days and weeks to come.