Salgado Hurt Again

Anne-Marie Sorvin-US PRESSWIRE

The injury-prone youngster has had another setback

The bad luck continues for Whitecaps striker Omar Salgado, who appears to have injured his right foot yet again. The former first overall draft pick has played in just 7 MLS matches since 2012, and limped off the pitch in Charleston, where he's currently on loan to the Battery. You can see the report from Marc Weber of The Province here, where it basically says that Salgado is undergoing some x-rays to see how serious the damage is.

It's bad news for Salgado for a number of reasons. He's already had three surgeries on that foot, and he's only 20 years old. He's shown tons of potential, and was actually a pre-season fan favourite to make an impact for the Whitecaps this season. But how many more chances does he have with this club? Since he was drafted in 2011, the Whitecaps have already seen three draft picks, Darren Mattocks, Kekuta Manneh, and to a lesser extent Erik Hurtado, rocket past him on the depth chart. How can the kid keep up with the competition when he's spent the better part of his MLS career in the medical wing?

The 'Caps don't have to make any significant decisions soon, because Salgado is on loan, and because the extent of the injury isn't known. However, Salgado needed to come into this season and prove he belonged with the big boys; a loan to Charleston and an early injury to his problematic right foot isn't exactly a great start.

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