Colorado Rapids midfielder Dillon Serna suffers season-ending knee injury

Colorado Rapids midfielder Dillon Serna will miss the remainder of the 2016 season following a knee injury that requires surgery, the club announced on Friday.

Serna suffered a torn ACL and torn lateral meniscus in his right knee during a challenge in the first half of Wednesday's US Open Cup loss to FC Dallas and was immediately removed from the game. Recovery is expected to take an estimated six-to-eight months, according to the club.

“We are extremely disappointed for Dillon that this injury has come at a time when he and the club are doing so well,” Paul Bravo, technical director and VP of soccer operations, said in a team statement. “Now, it is important for us to fully support him throughout the process of getting back on the field. Everyone at the club wishes Dillon a speedy recovery.”

The 22-year-old scored one goal in nine league appearances this season, his fourth as a professional.