Anthony Wallace has long been one of the more promising, young American fullbacks. Problem is, he's struggled to remain healthy. On Monday, he was dealt another blow as it was learned that he will likely miss the entirety of the 2012 season after tearing his Achilles tendon.
Wallace was expected to regain his starting spot as the Colorado Rapids' right back after he missed most of last season with a knee injury. That was coming off a season in which he set a career high with games played (nine) and became a solid contributor the MLS Cup winners following his trade from FC Dallas. Following that performance, he earned his first United States national team cap.
That seemed to be a sign that Wallace had turned the corner in his professional career. The 23-year-old had previously been capped 43 times on various U.S. youth national teams and was rounding into the player many thought he could be.