Colorado Rapids announced today that goalkeeper Tim Howard has been diagnosed with a fracture of the right adductor longus, located in the upper groin.
Howard is set to undergo surgery on Thursday, November 17 and is expected to be sidelined for four months. The procedure will be performed by USMNT Team Physician, Dr. Michael B. Gerhardt in Los Angeles, CA.
Howard’s injury occurred in the first half of the CONCACAF World Cup Qualifier between the United States and Mexico last Friday in Columbus.
In his first season with the club, Howard registered a 6-3-8 record as a starter and was selected to the MLS Team of the Week on three occasions (Weeks 25, 27 and 28).
The Rapids’ Co-MVP and finalist for the 2016 Allstate MLS Goalkeeper of the Year made two saves in the penalty shootout of the Western Conference Semifinal against LA Galaxy, helping the Rapids advance to the Conference Championship against Seattle Sounders FC later this month.