Seattle Sounders Forward O'Brian White Undergoes Second Surgery

Seattle Sounders forward O'Brian White underwent his second surgery this year, once again to repair a blocked artery in his leg. (Photo by Otto Greule Jr/Getty Images)

Looks like O'Brian White's already uncertain future just got a little bit less clear. The Seattle Sounders forward has undergone a second surgery on his leg, again to repair an arterial blockage. He will remain at Virginia Mason hospital to recover before returning home.

White was removed from the disabled list on July 12, but has only appeared in one Reserve League match since then. Although no timetable was immediately given, this would seem to cast into doubt a return this season. Prior to his initial surgery to repair a blood clot, White was enjoying a solid season in which he had scored two goals and had two assists in seven matches.

The entire episode has seemed to baffle the Sounders and the physicians that have worked with White. The cause of the original blood clots was never officially revealed and it took White nearly three months to return from the initial surgery, which was back on April 27. 

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