Tuesday, March 25

Chivas USA defender Alex Zotinca undergoes successful surgery

Alex Zotinca, who suffered a partial tear of the ACL in his right knee on March 5, underwent successful reconstruction surgery yesterday (Monday). Chivas USA team doctors Michael Gerhardt M.D. and Bert Mandelbaum M.D. performed the procedure.

The estimated recovery time is 6-9 months.

A five year veteran of Major League Soccer, Zotinca's first season with Chivas USA saw him play mostly at right back, where he started 20 games and played in 22. In his MLS career, Zotinca, originally from Romania, has played 107 games (starting 82), with three goals and five assists.