MLS MVP Ferreira of FC Dallas has broken ankle

Reigning Major League Soccer MVP David Ferreira of FC Dallas has

a double fracture in his right ankle.

The Colombian midfielder was injured on a hard tackle by

Vancouver Whitecaps defender Jonny Leathers in FC Dallas’ 2-1 road

win Saturday. Ferreira was taken off the field on a stretcher and

to a hospital.

The team said surgery would be scheduled after Ferreira saw

doctors back in Dallas.

Ferreira had eight goals and 13 assists in 2010 for the Western

Conference champions. He leads the team with three goals and an

assist through six games this season.

It was the second serious leg injury in as many days to an MLS

star. Seattle Sounders FC midfielder Steve Zakuani fractured his

right tibia and fibula Friday.