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.
.@Enoc_Vasquez fue operado con éxito, se estima que su recuperación sea de 4 a 5 meses. @antiguasports pic.twitter.com/Mf2k4FsbKA— Juan Quinto (@JuanQuinto_AS) November 16, 2015
That linked report above indicated that Vasquez had not yet communicated with the team regarding his injury.
La familia de @Enoc_Vasquez apoyandolo como debe ser. Enoc's family supporting him at He will be back soon #RSL pic.twitter.com/BvyHg1voUb— WI-JO-® (@wijors) November 16, 2015
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.