Colorado Rapids forward Dantouma “Yaya” Toure undergoes ACL and meniscus surgery, out for rest of season


The Colorado Rapids have been unable to shake the injury woes in 2022, as the already-long list young talent who have to watch from the sidelines grew by one.

Late Thursday the Rapids announced 18-year-old Homegrown forward Dantouma “Yaya” Toure underwent successful surgery to repair a torn ACL, as well as his lateral and medial meniscus. The injury came in stoppage time against the Columbus Crew Aug. 13.

He is set to miss the remainder of 2022 and could miss a significant portion of the 2023 campaign as well.

Toure played five times this season for the Burgundy Boys and tallied his first professional goal in a 5-4 win over New York Red Bulls earlier this month. He led Rapids 2 in scoring with eight goals.

The Homegrowns out for the rest of 2022 are Oliver Larraz (right leg/tibia fracture), Jackson Travis (core muscle), while both Sebastian Anderson and Michael Edwards have missed portions of R2’s season.

Braian Galván (ACL, lateral, medial meniscus tear) and Aboubacar Keita (ACL tear) also are out for the year with knee injuries.

Captain Jack Price has missed nine of the last 11 games due to a left calf and now an upper-body injury he sustained against Minnesota United.

The Rapids will travel to Philadelphia to face the Union at 5:30 p.m. Saturday.


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