Sporting KC’s Graham Zusi out for season after undergoing foot surgery

Sporting KC's Graham Zusi will miss the rest of the season after undergoing foot surgery.
Jay Biggerstaff-USA TODAY Sports

Sporting Kansas City defender Graham Zusi will miss the rest of the 2020 season after undergoing foot surgery Wednesday.

The club announced Wednesday that Zusi underwent a successful operation to repair a midfoot sprain in his left foot. The procedure was performed under the care of orthopedic surgeon Dr. Kirk McCullough at the Kansas City Orthopaedic Institute. The veteran defender is expected to be sidelined for four to five months during his rehabilitation.

Zusi, 34, has started in 19 of 20 appearances for Sporting this year, 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 United States Men’s National Team from 2012-2017.