Gibbs sidelined 4-to-6 months after knee surgery

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Associated Press

Posted on April 11, 2012 at 3:01 PM

Updated Wednesday, Apr 11 at 3:03 PM

CHICAGO (AP) — Chicago Fire defender Cory Gibbs will be sidelined for four to six months following surgery to repair a torn meniscus in his right knee.

The 32-year-old was injured Wednesday during training and was operated on Tuesday by Dr. Jason Koh at Glenbrook Hospital.

Gibbs says "the first couple days after hearing about the injury was basically another low point in my life."

Selected for the 2006 U.S. World Cup roster, he missed the tournament after injuring his right knee during an exhibition against Morocco.

"I've dealt with injuries in the past and have come back to perform at a high level," Gibbs said.

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