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Real Salt Lake striker Alvaro Saborio breaks foot, out for 3 or 4 months

Published: Thursday, May 29 2014 4:40 p.m. MDT

Costa Rica forward Alvaro Saborio (9) passes the ball during a Gold Cup game in Sandy on Saturday, July 13, 2013. (Ravell Call, Deseret News) Costa Rica forward Alvaro Saborio (9) passes the ball during a Gold Cup game in Sandy on Saturday, July 13, 2013. (Ravell Call, Deseret News)

Real Salt Lake striker Alvaro Saborio has broken a bone in his foot and will miss three to four months, the team said Thursday.

Saborio was training with the Costa Rican national team and was a projected to be a starter for the Ticos in the World Cup, which begins June 12.

"Our doctors are conferring with the Costa Rican federation's (doctors)," Trey Fitz-Gerald, RSL vice president of broadcasting and communications, said in an email. "We have seen X-rays, but discussions on course of treatment are ongoing, so timetable is yet to be determined."

CRHoy.com reported that Saborio hurt his foot during a team practice Thursday morning in Costa Rica and promptly left the field. The Ticos are in Group D with England, Uruguay and Italy.

Fitz-Gerald says Saborio fractured his fifth metatarsal, which is the bone that connects the foot to the pinky toe.

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