Rapids goalkeeper Tim Howard to undergo season-ending surgery

Tim Howard. Colorado Rapids during game against FC Dallas at Dick’s Sporting Goods Park, July 23, 2016. Rapids took the lead in the first half, and lost the lead when DC Dallas scored in the second half and the game ended in a tie 1-1. (Jessica Taves/For Denverite)jessica taves; denverite; colorado rapids; fc dallas; sports; soccer; colorado; denver;
Tim Howard. Colorado Rapids during game against FC Dallas at Dick’s Sporting Goods Park, July 23, 2016. Rapids took the lead in the first half, and lost the lead when DC Dallas scored in the second half and the game ended in a tie 1-1. (Jessica Taves/For Denverite) jessica taves; denverite; colorado rapids; fc dallas; sports; soccer; colorado; denver;
Tim Howard. Colorado Rapids during game against FC Dallas at Dick’s Sporting Goods Park, July 23, 2016. (Jessica Taves/For Denverite)

COMMERCE CITY, Colo. (AP) — Colorado Rapids goalkeeper Tim Howard will undergo season-ending surgery Thursday for an injury he sustained in the CONCACAF Word Cup qualifier between the U.S. and Mexico last week.

Howard will miss the Rapids’ appearance in the MLS conference championship against Seattle this month.

Howard was diagnosed with a fracture of the right adducter longus located in the upper groin. He’s expected to be sidelined four months.

Surgery is set for Thursday in Los Angeles by Dr. Michael B. Gerhardt.

In his first season with the Rapids, Howard registered a 6-3-8 record as a starter. The finalist for the MLS Goalkeeper of the Year made two saves in the penalty shootout of the Western Conference semifinal against the L.A. Galaxy, helping the Rapids advance to the conference championship against the Sounders.