Atlanta United fullback Shea suffers season-ending injury

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Atlanta United midfielder Brek Shea vies for control of the ball with Vancouver Whitecaps forward Fredy Montero. (Jonathan Hayward/CP)

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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