Barrett and Horst Undergo Successful Knee Procedures

SANDY, Utah (Wednesday, April 5, 2017) – Real Salt Lake has announced that DF David Horst and FW Chad Barrett have undergone successful knee procedures and are on the road to recovery.

Both surgeries were performed by Dr. Andrew Cooper at Salt Lake Regional Medical Center.

“Both surgeries went really well and we anticipate that both players should be able to make full recoveries,” Cooper said.

Barrett, 31, underwent surgery to repair a left knee femoral chondral defect and microfracture surgery to repair a trochlear defect and will be out 4-6 months.  The 13-year MLS veteran signed with RSL as a free agent in the offseason.

Horst, 31, had a tibial plateau chondral scope in his right knee that will have him out 6-8 weeks.  Now in his second stint with RSL, he is in his 10th MLS season after signing as a free agent in the offseason.

Real Salt Lake faces Vancouver Whitecaps FC on Saturday night at Rio Tinto Stadium in the first match under new Head Coach Mike Petke.