Wynne and Cummings to miss four weeks with injuries

Ankle sprain and strained hamstring force Cummings, Wynne to sidelines

Commerce City, Colo - The Colorado Rapids could be playing their next three games without the services of defender Marvell Wynne and forward Omar Cummings.

Head Athletic Trainer Jaime Rojas confirmed to ColoradoRapids.com today that Wynne suffered a strained right hamstring during the team's training session in Foxboro on Tuesday, May 1 and is expected to be out approximately four weeks. After starting each of the first eight matches at center back, Wynne missed last Wedneday's loss at New England and Sunday's win in Dallas.

An MRI on Cummings' left ankle revealed a grade II sprain. He, too, is expected to be out approximately four weeks. Cummings injured his ankle in the 13th minute of Sunday's game at Dallas and was replaced by Kamani Hill. He had started each of the 10 games, registering three goals and one assist.

This injury comes a year and two days since Cummings suffered a grade II sprain of his right ankle in Houston on May 4, 2011. With that injury, the Jamaican returned to play on June 18 against LA, missing seven games.

Colorado's next three games are as follows: at DC United on May 16; versus Sporting KC on May 19, and versus Montreal on May 26. After Montreal, the Rapids begins play in the U.S. Open Cup on May 29 and do not have another regular season match until June 16, when they play in Vancouver against the Whitecaps.

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