Sporting KC forward Willy Agada undergoes successful surgery

Sporting Kansas City forward Willy Agada underwent successful surgery today to repair a stress fracture in his left tibia, the club has announced.

The surgery was performed by orthopedic surgeon Dr. Kirk McCullough at the Kansas City Orthopaedic Institute. Agada is expected to be sidelined for 12 weeks.

Since joining Sporting Kansas City last June, Agada has recorded nine goals and two assists in 21 appearances across all competitions. He was the club’s golden boot winner in 2022 with eight goals in only 10 starts and opened his 2023 scoring account against Seattle Sounders FC on March 25 at Children’s Mercy Park.

Derek Nester
Derek Nester
Derek Nester was born and raised in Blue Rapids and graduated from Valley Heights High School in 2000. He attended Cowley College in Arkansas City and Johnson County Community College in Overland Park studying Journalism & Media Communications. In 2002 Derek joined Taylor Communications, Inc. in Salina, Kansas working in digital media for 550 AM KFRM and 100.9 FM KCLY. Following that stop, he joined Dierking Communications, Inc. stations KNDY AM & FM as a board operator and fill-in sports play-by-play announcer. Starting in 2005 Derek joined the Kansas City Chiefs Radio Network as a Studio Coordinator at 101 The Fox in Kansas City, a role he would serve for 15 years culminating in the Super Bowl LIV Championship game broadcast. In 2020 he moved to Audacy, formerly known as Entercom Communications, Inc. and 106.5 The Wolf and 610 Sports Radio, the new flagship stations of the Kansas City Chiefs Radio Network, the largest radio network in the NFL. Through all of this, Derek continues to serve as the Digital Media Director for Sunflower State Radio, the digital and social media operations of Dierking Communications, Inc. and the 6 radio stations it owns and operates across Kansas.


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