Sporting Kansas City trainerr examines midfielder Graham Zusi after suffering an injury during the first half against the Chicago Fire Oct. 7. (Denny Medley-USA TODAY Sports)
Sporting Kansas City defender Graham Zusi underwent successful surgery Wednesday to repair a midfoot sprain in his left foot, the MLS club announced.
The procedure was performed under the care of orthopedic surgeon Dr. Kirk McCullough at the Kansas City Orthopaedic Institute. Zusi will be sidelined for the remainder of the season and is expected to miss four to five months during his rehabilitation.
Zusi, 34, started 19 of 20 appearances for Sporting, contributing to four shutouts and recording a goal and an assist. His 294 regular season appearances since joining Sporting out of the 2009 MLS SuperDraft are tied with teammate Matt Besler for the most in club history. Zusi is a seven-time MLS all-star and a 2014 World Cup veteran who earned 55 caps for the U.S. men’s national team from 2012-2017.
One point out of first place in the Western Conference, Sporting Kansas City (9-6-3, 30 points) will continue its playoff push Saturday against the Colorado Rapids (5-4-4, 19) at Children’s Mercy Park. Kickoff is set for 8:30 p.m. ET.