FOXBOROUGH, Mass. – New England Revolution goalkeeper Matt Reis underwent successful surgery on his right ankle today. The debridement procedure was performed by Dr. George Theodore at Mass General West.
Reis, 35, had cartilage smoothed and one bone spur removed during the procedure. Reis’ expected rehabilitation time is approximately three months. He will be unavailable for the team’s final two games of the 2010 season.
Reis appeared in 14 games this season after missing the first 12 matches of the year following off-season shoulder and knee surgeries. He made his first MLS appearance of the year on June 27 against the Chicago Fire and started all but two MLS matches since that time. On the season, Reis compiled a 4-7-3 record with a 1.79 goals against average and three shutouts.
The 13-year MLS veteran is the Revolution’s club record holder in almost all goalkeeping categories, including games played in goal (188), games started in goal (187), minutes played in goal (16,842), goals against average (1.29), wins (75), saves (757), shutouts (50) and save percentage (.729).
The Revolution closes its 2010 home schedule this Saturday, Oct. 16, when the team hosts the Kansas City Wizards at 8 p.m. at Gillette Stadium. Comcast SportsNet will televise the game live on its alternate channel, while 98.5 The Sports Hub will carry the game on its HD2 channel. Tickets are available at revolutionsoccer.net, or by calling 1-877-GET-REVS.