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Topic - Jed Zayner
D.C. United bolstered their beleaguered defensive corps Tuesday, acquiring veteran right back Robbie Russell from Real Salt Lake for a third-round pick in the 2013 SuperDraft.
When D.C. United defender Jed Zayner tore the ACL, MCL and PCL ligaments in his left knee early in his rookie season with the Columbus Crew, he was faced with an injury so severe it left him one more knee problem away from almost certainly ending his career.
Paced by the influence of newcomer Charlie Davies, D.C. United's attack appears poised to make the club's goal-scoring futility of last season a distant memory. With nine tallies in six games, D.C. is on track to eclipse its entire 2010 scoring output well before this campaign's midpoint.
After participating in the team's training session Tuesday, Zayner told reporters he's ready to go a full 90 minutes — and is particularly pumped after the team's 4-2 home loss to San Jose last Saturday that ended a five-game unbeaten streak and exposed a young back line.
"This time, it was like 'Strain, three weeks, ugh, injured again, strain — OK, out for four weeks — injured again."