Casey Goes Down With Achilles Injury

Casey Goes Down With Achilles Injury

  • Posted by Drew Epperley
  • On July 19, 2011
  • Conor Casey

With Conor Casey out, who will Colorado turn to? (Getty Images)

I just posted this over at The Colorado Rapids title defense suffered a major setback today with the news that Conor Casey is out with an Achilles tendon injury for the next eight-to-ten months.

The injury happened in a non-contact play. Definitely a freak accident as no one from Seattle caused the play (and please don’t say the turf on this one, it wasn’t the field’s fault believe it or not).

See the highlights below (injury shows up at 3:02 mark)

I’ve been saying for a few weeks how the title defense for the Rapids continues to look bleek at best. This just makes it even worse. With the CCL coming up in a couple months for the Rapids, there just doesn’t appear to be a way that they make it to the MLS Cup again this season. They’re barely holding onto a playoff spot as it is right now.

Colorado still has some talent up top and if they can get Caleb Folan to start scoring it will help ease the pain a bit for the fans. It all comes down to how well Folan teams up with Omar Cummings. Those two have to be on the same page here. It also must be noted that Mac Kandji should be back soon from his injury. If he can produce too it would certainly go a long way for this club.

Any chance this is one of those years a team that had won the MLS Cup in the previous season doesn’t reach the playoffs? We’ll see.