Columbus Crew forward Kevin Molino out 6-8 weeks with knee injury

Kevin Molino

Columbus Crew forward Kevin Molino's awful luck with knee injuries has continued, with the club announcing Tuesday the Trinidad and Tobago international will be out 6-8 weeks after undergoing a meniscectomy.

The 32-year-old, who has suffered three torn ACLs, made substitute appearances in the Crew's first three matches of the 2023 season before getting the procedure last week.

Molino missed the Crew's 2-1 Matchday 4 loss at the New York Red Bulls, as did fellow attackers Cucho Hernández (hamstring) and Christian Ramírez, a winter signing who has yet to make his debut due to a foot injury.

Molino joined Columbus as a free agent in 2021, suffering his most recent ACL tear that season. The veteran had productive stints with Minnesota United FC (2017-20) and Orlando City SC (2015-16), tallying 34 goals and 29 assists in 129 regular-season games over the course of his MLS career.

Columbus, who have four points in four matches this season, host the surging Atlanta United Saturday in MLS Matchday 5 (7:30 pm ET | MLS Season Pass).