Omar Holness has been ruled out of contention for 2017, according to a club-issued press release. He underwent a knee surgery to repair a ruptured ACL and will miss an estimated 8 to 12 months.
The injury is the second to claim a Real Salt Lake player for the entirety of the season; Jordan Allen underwent a surgery at the end of June after suffering a knee injury, too. Chad Barrett suffered an injury very early in the season, and that could see him out for 2017 — although playoffs could still be a possibility for the veteran.
Holness, 23, ends the season with 261 minutes played over nine games — roughly the same number as his 2016 contribution. He scored his first goal for the club in a 2-6 loss to FC Dallas on June 3.