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Watson-Siriboe to miss 6-8 months after tearing ACL, meniscus

SANDY, Utah – Real Salt Lake DF Kwame Watson-Siriboe underwent successful surgery on his right knee on Thursday to repair a torn and ruptured right ACL and torn right meniscus. The surgery was performed by team orthopedic surgeon Dr. Andrew Cooper at Salt Lake Regional Hospital in Salt Lake City. Watson-Siriboe will miss six to eight months.

Watson-Siriboe, 26, suffered the injury early in the RSL Reserves’ scoreless draw at USL Pro side Phoenix FC on Saturday.

A fourth-year pro, Watson-Siriboe made seven appearances – all starts – in MLS play for RSL this year. He has 19 appearances and 17 starts in regular season play and one MLS Cup Playoff start since being acquired by the Claret-and-Cobalt last June in a trade with the Chicago Fire.

Real Salt Lake will return to MLS action this Saturday, when it will host Western Conference rival Seattle Sounders FC at 7:30 p.m. MT at Rio Tinto Stadium. The Claret-and-Cobalt will close out its seven-game home stand next Wednesday, June 26, when it will host the NASL Carolina RailHawks in a Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup Quarterfinal match at 7:30 p.m. MT at Rio Tinto Stadium. Tickets are available to both matches and can be purchased at the Rio Tinto Stadium box office, online at or over the phone at 801-727-2700.