Chicago Fire Cory Gibbs – Successful Surgery



Defensive Stalwart Expected to Miss Four to Six Months


CHICAGO, IL (April 10, 2012) The Chicago Fire Soccer Club announced Tuesday that veteran defender Cory Gibbs underwent successful surgery to repair a torn meniscus in his right knee on Tuesday, April 10 at Glenbrook Hospital. The surgery was performed by team orthopedic surgeon Dr. Jason Koh from the NorthShore Medical Group.


Gibbs suffered the injury during training on April 4. He is expected to be out for approximately four to six months.


“The first couple days after hearing about the injury was basically another low point in my life,” said Gibbs.  “With all the support from my wife, family, teammates and with prayer, I definitely have a more positive outlook today. I’ve dealt with injuries in the past and have come back to perform at a high level. I hate missing training and contributing in games so from the first day after the operation, I’m going to do everything I can to get back as soon as possible.”


The club’s 2011 Defender of the Year, Gibbs has played every minute of all three games this season for the Men in Red.



Founded on the 126 anniversary of the Great Chicago Fire, the Chicago Fire Soccer Club was founded on October 8, 1997 as a Major League Soccer expansion team. The Fire won the MLS Cup in its inaugural season in 1998 and was crowned the champion of U.S. Soccer’s national tournament, the Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup, in 1998, 2000, 2003 and 2006. In June 2006, the Fire moved into its world-class home of TOYOTA PARK, located in Bridgeview, IL. For more information on the Chicago Fire, please visit the club’s official website at