Atiba Harris undergoes season ending knee surgery

Atiba Harris

ZIZ Sports News…May 22, 2011 – Major League Soccer Vancouver Whitecaps striker St. Kitts born Atiba Harris is out indefinitely after a successful knee surgery the team management has confirmed.

The Kittitian international and former SKNFA League St. Peters FC striker was injured during a practice in Mid April tearing cartilage in his right knee. Harris underwent surgery to repair his right meniscus performed by orthopedic surgeon Dr. Bob McCormack.

According to the St. Kitts Nevis News Times, Harris was claimed from FC Dallas in the second round of the 2010 MLS expansion draft. He had two goals and three assists in five games before his injury.

His prolonged absence increases the chances that understudy strikers Omar Salgado and Long Tan will get increased playing time in the very near future.

Vancouver also signed 33-year-old midfielder Peter Vagenas. The American spent the past two seasons with Seattle and has played 10 seasons in the MLS.

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