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Atlanta United fullback Shea suffers season-ending injury

July 16, 2019
Saint Louis FC forward Russell Cicerone (9) works against Atlanta United midfielder Brek Shea (20) during the first half of a U.S. Open Cup Quarterfinal soccer match Wednesday, July 10, 2019, in Kennesaw, Ga. (AP Photo/John Bazemore)
Saint Louis FC forward Russell Cicerone (9) works against Atlanta United midfielder Brek Shea (20) during the first half of a U.S. Open Cup Quarterfinal soccer match Wednesday, July 10, 2019, in Kennesaw, Ga. (AP Photo/John Bazemore)

ATLANTA (AP) — Atlanta United fullback Brek Shea has suffered a season-ending injury to his right knee.

Shea, who has started 10 of his 19 games this season, suffered serious injuries to the knee early in Sunday’s 2-1 loss at Seattle. Shea’s anterior cruciate ligament was torn. He also suffered meniscus tears and other damage.

The 29-year-old Shea’s injury was first reported by The Atlanta Journal-Constitution.

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