T&T’s attacking midfielder Kevin Molino has suffered another Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) injury and will miss the remainder of the Major League Soccer season and CONCACAF Nations League next year.
The unfortunate news was posted on the Columbus Crew website on Thursday morning. The announcement stated’ “Columbus Crew today announced that midfielder Kevin Molino will undergo Anterior Cruciate Ligament reconstruction on his right knee in the near future and is expected to be sidelined for approximately nine to 12 months.”
It continued, “Molino signed with the Crew as a Free Agent on January 2, 2021. The 31-year-old appeared in 11 MLS matches for the Black & Gold this season and scored his first goal for the club on August 4th.”
The injury occurred during training on Tuesday when he left the field with a club trainer. This Crew is the defending champions and are battling a series of injuries this season amid a six- game losing streak.
This is the third occasion that Molino has suffered a torn ACL injury. The first time was with Orlando City SC in 2015 then at Minnesota United for the 2018 season. Last season, the Carenage resident scored 13 goals and four assists which was considered one of his best seasons in MLS.
Molino missed the entire 2022 World Cup Qualifiers with a hamstring injury but featured for the Soca Warriors at the 2021 Gold Cup where he wore the armband for the group matches. The silky-smooth midfielder scored two goals and 2 assists in that tournament.