FRISCO, TX - OCTOBER 9: Anthony Wallace #6 of the Colorado Rapids attempts to gain control of the ball during a soccer match against FC Dallas at Pizza Hut Park on October 9, 2010 in Frisco, Texas. (Photo by Brandon Wade/Getty Images)
It was supposed to be a big year for Colorado Rapids left back Anthony Wallace. At only 22 years old, he was already the first choice starting LB for an MLS Cup winning squad - though his play in the final wasn't exactly stellar - and was looking to improve his already impressive growth in 2011. At the start of the season, he looked pretty good in most of his appearances and seemed to be on his way to a career year.
Unfortunately, injuries caught up to the kid and he only wound up getting 10 total appearances this season. After getting his most recent appearance for about 3 seconds against the Columbus Crew at Dick's Sporting Goods Park, it was revealed that Wallace was going to need knee surgery. Wallace as a result of the surgery will not play another game this season for the Rapids, with an estimated time of three months for recovery, which will leave him open for 2012 for sure including any possible CONCACAF Champions League matches they may have if they escape Group B.
Good luck to Wallace on a quick recovery. In other news, doesn't that Miguel Comminges signing look pretty good right about now?