Major League Soccer

Colorado Rapids midfielder Braian Galvan undergoes ACL surgery

Chris Smith
Galvan is unlikely to feature at all for the Rapids this year.
Galvan is unlikely to feature at all for the Rapids this year. / C. Morgan Engel-USA TODAY Sports
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Colorado Rapids midfielder Braian Galvan has undergone successful surgery to repair a torn ACL and damage to the medial and lateral meniscus in his right knee.

The 21-year-old will now begin his rehabilitation process, which is expected to take nine months. With MLS Cup scheduled for November 5, it's unlikely we'll see him in action at all for the Rapids in 2022.

“This injury is a real blow for the club and Braian, who was coming off a strong 2021 and a fantastic start to preseason this year,” Colorado executive vice president and general manager Pádraig Smith said in a club statement.

“While we’re devastated for Braian, we’re pleased to hear the procedure went well. Given his determination, we expect Braian to make a full recovery and as he continues on his path to being a key part of the club’s future.”

Galvan joined the Rapids from Club Atlético Colón midway through the 2020 season. Since then, the midfielder - called up to the Argentina Under-20 side in 2018 - has hit three goals and four assists in 35 MLS appearances. Last season, he helped Robin Fraser's men finish top of the Western Conference.

The Colorado Rapids begin their Concacaf Champions League campaign against Guatemalan side Comunicaciones next week.

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