Earlier this afternoon, the San Jose Earthquakes announced that midfielder Mehdi Ballouchy will miss the rest of this season after undergoing surgery to repair a torn ACL in his right knee. He suffered the injury two weeks ago.
Ballouchy played in just five games for the Earthquakes after being out the first three months of this season because he was rehabbing a torn ACL suffered to his left knee which he sustained in September of last season.
Overall, the thirty year-old Ballouchy has played in just 11 total games for the Earthquakes after coming over in a trade on July 30th of last year from the New York Red Bulls.
He had also previously played on Real Salt Lake during 2006 and part of 2007. He then found himself on the Colorado Rapids finishing the 2007 season with them then playing with them until 2010.
As a member of the Earthquakes Ballouchy has not registered neither goals nor assists and only has three shots in a total of 384 minutes played.
With Ballouchy out, the Earthquakes have a big hole to fill in the lineup with players suspended as well for their upcoming ‘California Classic’ game against the southern California rival L.A. Galaxy.