COMMERCE CITY CO - SEPTEMBER 18: Sainey Nyassi #17 of the New England Revolution heads the ball toward the goal as Anthony Wallace #6 of the Colorado Rapids defends at Dick's Sporting Goods Park on September 18 2010 in Commerce City Colorado. The Rapids defeated the Revolution 3-0. (Photo by Doug Pensinger/Getty Images)
All right, it's official; Anthony Wallace is the most unlucky player on the Colorado Rapids. In what was supposed to be a career year for the young left back in 2011, he spent almost the entire year out with injuries of various sorts, eventually leading to a micro-fracture surgery on his knee during the preseason which he just started training again from.
In training on Sunday, Wallace tore his left Achilles tendon, which is slated to keep him out for at least 6-9 months assuming everything goes as planned. This is the same injury that Conor Casey suffered, but it's likely to do a lot more damage for the speedy Wallace than the slow Casey in the future. His surgery is scheduled for Thursday.
At this point, we just have to hope that we see Wallace play for the Colorado Rapids at some point in the future again. Terrible luck for a player who's been ready to blow up with potential for years now. Get well, Wally!