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FC Dallas' Peter Luccin out 6-8 months

March 1, 2013
By Associated Press

FRISCO, Texas -- Dallas midfielder Peter Luccin has undergone surgery for a torn left knee ligament and will be out at least six months.

The surgery on Luccin's anterior cruciate ligament Thursday came after he was injured during the preseason in early February.

The 33-year-old Luccin started his career in the youth system of the French club AS Cannes before playing in Ligue 1. He has played 215 matches in Spain's La Liga with Celta de Vigo, Atletico Madrid, Real Zaragoza and Racing Santander.

Luccin and defender Ugo Ihemelu have been placed on injured reserve. Ihemelu is dealing with concussion symptoms.