COMMERCE CITY, Colo. — Colorado Rapids midfielder Younes Namli underwent a successful procedure on his left ankle on June 6 in Amsterdam. Namli will begin his rehabilitation, which is expected to last between 12-16 weeks, in the Netherlands before returning to Colorado.
“This is an unfortunate setback for Younes but we are pleased that the procedure has gone so well,” said Pádraig Smith, Rapids Executive VP & GM. “With the break in the schedule it was the right moment for Younes to have this surgery and fix the ankle issue that has impacted him throughout the beginning of this season. We are optimistic that he will make a full recovery and rejoin the team in time to help push for another playoff berth.”
Namil, 26, is in his second year with the Rapids. The Copenhagen, Denmark, native joined the club as a Designated Player in January 2020 and has two goals and four assists in 21 games. Namli started all four of his appearances this season.