Canadian midfielder Mark-Anthony Kaye undergoes ankle surgery

Los Angeles FC midfielder Mark-Anthony Kaye of Canada, vies wth Seattle Sounders forward Clint Dempsey. (Ringo H.W. Chiu/AP)

LOS ANGELES — Canadian international midfielder Mark-Anthony Kaye has undergone successful surgery to repair a fractured ankle.

Los Angeles FC, in a release Wednesday, says the 23-year-old from Toronto is expected to be out four to six months. The surgery was performed Monday by Rachel Triche, a California surgeon whose clients have included Guns N’ Roses lead singer Axl Rose and Los Angeles midfielder Sebastian Lletget.

Kaye, who was in the midst of a breakthrough rookie season in Major League Soccer, was injured July 26 in LAFC’s 2-2 tie against the Galaxy on July 26 at Banc of California Stadium. Prior to the injury, Kaye had two goals and five assists in 20 regular-season matches.

"The first step to recovery has commenced and I’m excited to start this journey," Kaye said via social media.

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