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Albright joins ranks of injured Revs
by Ridge Mahoney, April 23rd, 2009 7AM

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[MLS] He avoided the injury bug for the most part last season, but 2009 is rapidly turning into a different story for Revs defender Chris Albright.

Albright, 30, who has played just one game this season after setting a career mark with 26 starts last year, will be sidelined from six to eight weeks to recuperate from surgery on the lateral meniscus in his left knee. Head team physician Dr. Bertram Zarins performed the procedure Wednesday at Massachusetts General Hospital.

The 11-year veteran suffered the tear during a training session before last week's game against D.C. United. Albright traveled with the team pending the results of a scan but sat out the match.

Albright's only appearance this season came in the April 4 home opener against FC Dallas, after he sat out the first game due to a suspension he incurred last season. A right ankle injury prevented his participation in subsequent games prior to the knee injury.

Rookie Kevin Alston has replaced Albright at right back in several games and Coach Steve Nicol also has the option of moving Jay Heaps, who has played centrally this season after playing mostly on the outside as a Rev, to the corner.

Albright joins a lengthy list of Revs who have missed time this season due to injuries: Taylor Twellman, Steve Ralston, Matt Reis, Gabriel Badilla and Mauricio Castro have all been sidelined.

The Revs (2-0-2) visit Rio Tinto Stadium for the first time Saturday to play Real Salt Lake.



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