Saer Sene Has Surgery, Out for 4-6 Months

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Injured Revolution winger/striker Saer Sene underwent surgery to repair his broken and dislocated ankle yesterday. Rehab for this injury and procedure is expected to last 4-6 months.

A few days ago, I speculated on whether or not the nature of Saer Sene's injury would affect his New England Revolution future. I was assuming his recovery timetable would have him ready to resume full activities by probably the end of December or January.

As it turns out, after undergoing surgery yesterday, Sene is expected to miss 4-6 months. That means he'll still be in rehab even after the winter window closes.

According to a team release, Dr. George Theodore at Mass General West in Waltham performed left fibula and ankle syndesmosis to repair Saer's leg. Once again, the Frenchman's Revolution season has ended early, with some type of major surgery.

This definitely makes things interesting going into the winter window. Once again, Sene's value as an injured commodity will most certainly drop, making it unclear whether or not the Revs will see value in selling him. However, depending on Sene's contract situation, it may also be difficult to negotiate an effective price next summer or winter if 2014 is the final year of his contract (we don't have that information, we just know he's definitely signed for 2014).

In the end, it seems most likely that Saer will be back in a Revolution uniform come the start of the 2014 season, but he may move on over the summer if a decent offer comes in. Either way, here's to hoping Sene has a speedy recovery and is back at full speed very soon.

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