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Report: Elias Vasquez undergoes knee surgery in Guatemala

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Elias Vasquez looks set for a spell on the sidelines after suffering a knee injury while playing for Guatemala.

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Elias Vasquez has undergone some sort of knee surgery, apparently for a ruptured ligament, according to reports from Guatemala.

That surgery was a success, according to those reports. He sustained the injury during an international match against Trinidad and Tobago.

That linked report above indicated that Vasquez had not yet communicated with the team regarding his injury.

Injures of this sort can lead to tricky recoveries (as can all major and semi-major injuries), and timetables for his return have been all over the place — from 6 to 8 weeks, all the way to 4 to 6 months.

We'll continue to track Vasquez's status over the coming weeks, but even at the low estimates, it seems likely he'd miss the start of the MLS preseason in January.

While this seems unlikely to throw RSL's offseason plans into chaos, given Vasquez is a backup at the team, it could also be the sort of thing that throws a wrench into preparations, if just for the player himself.

We've sought comment from RSL communications in regards to this and are awaiting further details from official sources.