Pareja: Castrillon to have surgery

Team's returning leading scorer could miss beginning of season with knee injury

Jaime Castrillon vs LA Galaxy

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Bart Young / Colorado Rapids

Oscar Pareja will begin the season without one of the key players from the 2012 team.

The head coach revealed to MLSsoccer.com that Jaime Castrillon will require surgery on his injured left knee.

“Jaime is going to have surgery,” Pareja told MLSsoccer.com after practice on Wednesday. “We’re going to wait on his recovery.”

Castrillon led the team with eight goals in 2012, appearing in 30 matches. No further details were released, so it at the moment it is unknown how much time the Colombian will miss.