Wallace out of the year after knee surgery

Defender expected to out three months with damaged cartilage in right knee

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COMMERCE CITY, Colo. (Monday, September 19, 2011) – Colorado Rapids defender Anthony Wallace will miss the remainder of the season after undergoing surgery to repair damaged cartilage in his right knee. The injury was discovered while Wallace was undergoing rehabilitation for a left knee sprain suffered in his last appearance, on August 5 against the Columbus Crew.

The surgery was performed last week by Rapids Team Doctor Wayne Gersoff MD at Advanced Orthopedics in Denver, and Wallace is expected to miss roughly three months while recovering. Wallace suffered a left knee sprain on August 5 in his first match back after recovering from knee tendonitis, and the damaged cartilage was found while working back from the injury.

Wallace played in 10 matches this season (starting eight), notching one assist. After joining the Rapids in a trade with FC Dallas on July 30, 2010, Wallace played in seven regular season matches for Colorado before starting all four playoff games en route to the MLS Cup.

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