Colorado Rapids defender Aboubacar Keita after the 2022 season with a damaged ACL

Colorado Rapids participant Aboubacar Keita has undergone a profitable operation to restore a damaged cruciate ligament in his proper knee, the membership introduced on Thursday. The defender is predicted to be out for 9 months and can miss the 2022 Major League Soccer season utterly.

Keita will start his rehabilitation in Columbus, Ohio, earlier than returning to Colorado.

Keita lately joined Rapids in an offseason commerce with Columbus Crew for as much as $ 450,000 basically allocation cash. He had spent three years in Columbus, working his approach up by the Crew SC Academy earlier than signing as a home-made participant on January 22, 2019.

The 21-year-old recorded 37 general appearances with the crew and received the 2020 MLS Cup and 2021 Campeones Cup.

Keita did not make his Colorado Rapids debut earlier than the harm, forcing him to attend till 2023. This is an enormous blow for Rapids, who anticipated to strengthen their backline to construct final 12 months’s Western Conference title for the common season.

The defender joins Braian Galvan, who’s away till he recovers from an ACL harm as properly.

In addition to accidents, Colorado has seen a turbulent begin to the 2022 season. Rapids have been rapidly knocked out of the Concacaf Champions League after dropping to Guatemala’s aspect Comunicaciones 4-3 on penalties throughout their quarter-finals.

In the American league, the Western Conference aspect has solely seen one victory. They return to the sector on Saturday in opposition to Sporting Kansas City.

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