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Chris Schuler to undergo meniscus surgery

Cary Edmondson-USA TODAY Sports

After missing two consecutive matches, Real Salt Lake defender Chris Schuler needs a meniscus procedure. Schuler has been subject to repeated injuries since starting his MLS career with RSL in 2010.

Schuler will undergo the procedure later today, according to a report from ESPN700's Bill Riley.

The team has yet to comment on the matter, but Craig Waibel is scheduled to have an interview broadcast on the station at 5:45 p.m., when he is expected to provide further details on the matter.

Schuler was originally slated to start on Saturday, but he was withdrawn during warm-ups for Elias Vasquez. He had missed the preceding match with a knee concern, but it wasn't expected to be a long-term issue.

Elias Vasquez, who started in two consecutive matches through Schuler's absences, would be the likely player to start. Jamison Olave will miss the next match after having received a red card against Vancouver Whitecaps, leaving RSL with some defensive decision-making.

Schuler has had a long history of injuries across his career. While 2014 was relatively injury free, with the only major injury of note being an incidental broken orbital bone after a collision with former RSL defender Nat Borchers. But in 2013, Schuler made only 16 appearances, and in 2012, he made only 13.