Tuesday, August 11, 2009

Clark Out For Season as Tears ACL

The injury that affects soccer players seemingly the most and one that they all fear has happened to Colin Clark. A very bad thing to happen to a player who is vital to this team.

Press release from the Rapids: COMMERCE CITY, Colo. (Tuesday, August 11, 2009) – Colorado Rapids midfielder Colin Clark has been diagnosed with a torn anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) in his left knee, the club announced today.
Clark suffered the injury in training on Tuesday and will be forced to miss the remainder of the 2009 season.
Surgery to repair the injury is scheduled to take place early next week.
Clark started in 16 games this season, playing 1,421 minutes and had three goals and a new single season career-high five assists.

5 comments:

Bonji said...

We'll now see how a lack of depth affects the Rapids' playoff push. Damn. That's not good.

Josh said...

As a fan this is devestating - Colin is the SINGLE cog that makes the left side of our attack run.

As a person I feel terrible for Colin and wish him a full and speedy recovery. He must be devestated.

Nick, any chance the Rapids bring in a left winger for the rest of the season?

Nick Thomas said...

Josh, I was listening to Steve Guppy last night on From The Pitch and he seemed to be saying that they will rely on the players they have rather than seek a new player. I think it will be very hard for them to suddenly find someone of Clark's skill with just ten games left in the season. I would expect them to rely on Jacob Peterson for the rest of the campaign. I'll check on this at training tomorrow.

Scott said...

Any chance we can bring Cooke back? Just saying.

Brian Rants said...

This is a tough one. I don't want to be pessimistic, but I remember what the Rapids looked like when he and Cummings were on Gold Cup duty. I think Cummings will have to take an even bigger role, playing like he did last week.