The Colorado Rapids' injury woes just won't go away – the team announced Wednesday that attacking midfielder Kevin Harbottle will miss four to five weeks with a sprained left knee.
The 22-year-old Chilean, who joined the Rapids this past offseason and has started four games, sustained the injury in Friday's training session. The sprain was confirmed on Tuesday by an MRI.
He's the latest to find a long-term home on the Colorado injury list:
- Goalkeeper Matt Pickens is out three to four months with a broken forearm
- Central defender Diego Calderon is out four to give months after microfracture surgery on his right knee
- Left back Anthony Wallace is still out with a groin strain
- Defensive midfielder and captain Pablo Mastroeni has battled hamstring and quad strains
- Midfielder Jaime Castrillon, the team's leading scorer in 2012, had offseason knee surgery and has no confirmed timeframe on his return
- Playmaker Martin Rivero, who led the team in assists in 2012, broke his foot in preseason and isn't expected back until May
- Midfielder Jamie Smith has battled hamstring tightness and missed several games
- Center forward Edson Buddle missed most of March after offseason surgery for loose cartilage in his right knee, but made his season debut last weekend