Real Salt Lake’s Jamison Olave Injured in 4-0 All-Star Loss to Manchester United

The Major League Soccer All-Star Game outing for Real Salt Lake defender Jamison Olave ended in the 32nd minute when he was injured while sliding in to defend a ball at midfield.

After executing a good sliding tackle to stop a ball on the ground intended for Manchester United's Wayne Rooney, Olave jumped up to play the ball and seemed to have felt the pain at that time as he fell back to the turf.

Initial reports on the ESPN2 broadcast indicated that he suffered a mild left knee sprain.

In what might be a bit of good news, Olave walked off of the field on his own, and remained on the bench rather than going to the locker room. He will be evaluated by team doctors when he returns to Utah.

Although it is an honor to be selected to participate in the All-Star game, the risk of injury for players is a fear that players, coaches, and fans have as they play.

For Real Salt Lake, if the injury to last year's MLS Defender of the Year c...

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