May 16, 2018 / 6:22 AM / a year ago

D.C. United's Segura (knee) sidelined at least six weeks

Midfielder Ulises Segura, who has started seven of D.C. United’s eight games this season, sustained a right knee injury in practice Tuesday and will be out of action for six to eight weeks, the Washington Post reported.

Segura, a 24-year-old Costa Rican, sprained his medial collateral ligament, according to the newspaper. The Post’s Steven Goff reported that Segura received medical attention on the practice field, walked off under his own power but punched a fence in frustration as he exited.

D.C. United (1-5-2) sits in last place in Major League Soccer’s Eastern Conference, and Segura scored the goal in the club’s lone victory — 1-0 over the visiting Columbus Crew on April 14. It is his only goal of the season.

Prior to joining D.C. United last December, Segura played for two Costa Rican club teams. He also has made three appearances for the Costa Rica national team, but he was not named on the squad for this summer’s World Cup that was announced Monday.

D.C. United reportedly is awaiting completion of the biggest acquisition in team history. Wayne Rooney, the all-time leading scorer for Manchester United and the England national team, is expected to join the club this summer after an up-and-down season with Everton in the English Premier League.

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