Pickens out 3-4 months following surgery on broken arm

Goalkeeper suffered broken forearm in fourth minute of match on March 16

Matt Pickens injured at Salt Lake on March 16, 2013

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COMMERCE CITY, Colo. (Sunday, March 17, 2013) – Colorado Rapids goalkeeper Matt Pickens will be out approximately 3-4 months after suffering a fracture in his left forearm during Saturday’s match against Real Salt Lake. Pickens underwent successful surgery on Saturday night in Salt Lake City, and traveled back to Denver with the team on Sunday. 

The injury occurred in the fourth minute of the Rapids’ 1-1 draw with Real Salt Lake on Saturday in a collision with RSL defender Kwame Watson-Siriboe. Pickens was removed from the match and transported to a local hospital, where he was evaluated and surgery was performed.

The Rapids will train in Denver this week before traveling to Los Angeles for a Saturday match at the LA Galaxy. Colorado’s next home match is on Saturday, March 30 at 4 p.m. MT against the Portland Timbers; for more information, or to purchase tickets, visit www.ColoradoRapids.com or call 303-825-GOAL.