Chivas USA's Steve Purdy, Jose Manuel Rivera undergo surgery

Purdy: Took quite a shot last week. - Jayne Kamin-Oncea-USA TODAY Spor

It looks like the team surgeons have been busy this week.

Chivas USA are starting to see their injury ranks pile up at the end of the season. In addition to the recent season-ending knee surgery for Marky Delgado, two more Goats went under the knife this week.

Following a nasty elbow by San Jose Earthquakes forward Steven Lenhart in their game last week, Chivas defender Steve Purdy suffered multiple facial fractures. He went to the hospital Sunday, and according to Scott French, was scheduled for surgery on Wednesday. The club has not released an article about Purdy's condition, so it is unclear if he will officially be out for the rest of the season, although he will obviously be out for the game against the LA Galaxy Sunday. He is also listed on the injury report as also suffering from a concussion.

Here's video of the incident if you missed it. It is worth noting that despite considerable speculation Lenhart would be suspended (once again), he was not.

In other news, the club did announce this week that forward/midfielder Jose Manuel Rivera broke a bone in his foot Thursday in practice and will be out the rest of the season, as surgery will sideline him an estimated 8-12 weeks.

Of course, the Goats only have three games remaining in the season, which concludes October 26. Although one never wants to see players get hurt, the timing isn't particularly bad for the club overall, since they won't be participating in the postseason in 2013.

What do you think? Leave a comment below!

X
Log In Sign Up

forgot?
Log In Sign Up

Forgot password?

We'll email you a reset link.

If you signed up using a 3rd party account like Facebook or Twitter, please login with it instead.

Forgot password?

Try another email?

Almost done,

Join The Goat Parade

You must be a member of The Goat Parade to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at The Goat Parade. You should read them.

Join The Goat Parade

You must be a member of The Goat Parade to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at The Goat Parade. You should read them.

Spinner.vc97ec6e

Authenticating

Great!

Choose an available username to complete sign up.

In order to provide our users with a better overall experience, we ask for more information from Facebook when using it to login so that we can learn more about our audience and provide you with the best possible experience. We do not store specific user data and the sharing of it is not required to login with Facebook.

tracking_pixel_9353_tracker