Sánchez sidelined with a knee injury from Galaxy game

Rapids must do without their leading scorer after MRI indicates a sprain for the Uruguayan

Vicente Sanchez vs Galaxy, May 3

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Garrett Ellwood / Colorado Rapids

The Colorado Rapids will be without their leading scorer, Vicente Sánchez, for between four to six weeks after a scan revealed a sprained left knee, sustained in Saturday's 1-0 win over the LA Galaxy.

Sánchez suffered the injury in the opening minutes of the Galaxy game, and could clearly be seen in some discomfort, though he attempted to run off the complaint. Indeed, he even used his left foot to chip in the only goal of the game, 20 minutes into the contest, but was then replaced at half-time by Edson Buddle.

The Uruguayan, who has a team-leading five goals this season, underwent an MRI scan on Monday, from which it was learned that he will not require surgery, but must sit out the next month or more.

Next up for the Rapids is a midweek trip to San Jose. They tackle the Earthquakes at Buck Shaw Stadium on Wednesday, kick-off 8.30 p.m MT. This match is live on Altitude, with Rapids Kick-Off starting at 8 p.m and including the thoughts of head coach Pablo Mastroeni, as well as Shane O'Neill and Clint Irwin.