Real Salt Lake center back David Horst has joined the club’s list of the injured, with the player announcing on Instagram that he underwent a successful surgery to repair a torn right achilles tendon.
Horst, 32, played five matches for RSL in 2018. It’s difficult to know now whether Horst will play again for the club this year.
Why do we fall? While playing for the Real Monarchs on Tuesday, I suffered a fully torn right achilles tendon. This organization has the best medical staff in the whole league so I was in good hands. I underwent a successful surgery yesterday, and I am expected to make a full recovery. The next few months will be difficult but I am so grateful to have the best support team around me. My wife and family will be there to lift me up when I’m down and also to keep pushing me when I don’t think I can go anymore. So, why do we fall? So we can learn to get back up, sometimes with a little help.
Horst joins Tony Beltran, Jordan Allen, Alex Horwath, Shawn Barry, Luke Mulholland and Demar Phillips as players with extended injury-enforced absences in 2018.
Having rejoined RSL in 2017 after extended runs with Portland Timbers and Houston Dynamo, Horst has served largely in a backup role, serving spot duty when other center backs have been out of contention.
With Justen Glad having suffered what seemed to be a concussion last week, RSL’s center back depth is now paper thin, with Marcelo Silva and Nick Besler ostensibly the only two fit center backs available.