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Gutierrez undergoes successful knee surgery

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - Kansas City Wizards midfielder and
team captain Diego Gutierrez underwent successful surgery on his left knee
Friday morning at Heartland Spine & Specialty Hospital in Overland Park.
Wizards team physician Dr. Scott Luallin removed a bone spur on the lateral
aspect of his left patella and also repaired a slight tear in his lateral
meniscus.

Gutierrez suffered the knee injury in a collision with D.C. United
defender Clyde Simms in last weekend's rematch of the 2004 MLS Cup Final.
Initial concerns were that Gutierrez may have suffered a slight fracture of
his patella, but an MRI revealed a bone spur instead. He is expected to miss
four weeks.


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