Colorado Rapids midfielder Younes Namli will be sidelined 12-16 weeks as he recovers from ankle surgery.
Namli, 26, underwent a successful procedure on his left ankle on June 6 in Amsterdam and will continue his rehabilitation in the Netherlands.
"This is an unfortunate setback for Younes, but we are pleased that the procedure has gone so well," Rapids general manager Padraig Smith said Tuesday in a club statement. "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."
The Denmark native is in his second year with the Rapids. Colorado's lone designated player, he joined the team ahead of the 2020 season on loan from FC Krasnodar of the Russian Premier League.
He started four games this season before getting injured during a 3-2 win against Minnesota United FC on May 8.
Namli tallied two goals and four assists in 17 games (16 starts) for Colorado in 2020.
--Field Level Media