Injury update: waiting game for Deshorn Brown

Club's top scorer a doubt for the visit of Chivas USA after suffering groin strain at Portland

Deshorn Brown

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Colorado Rapids striker Deshorn Brown is rated as questionable for this Friday's home game against Chivas USA after limping out of last week's 2-1 loss at the Portland Timbers with a right groin strain.

Brown, who is the club's leading scorer this season with seven goals, will step up his recovery in the coming days and only then will it be known if he is ready to return for the Rapids' next match (TICKETS).

At Portland, the Jamaican opened the scoring for the Rapids in the 16th minute, only to then be forced from the field just moments later.

Marlon Hairston also exited the Portland contest prematurely, but he is said to be available for selection. Edson Buddle (toe) played a full part in practice on Monday, having missed the trip to Oregon.

Fellow-midfielder José Mari, meanwhile, is still about a week away from training fully and will not feature in the all-Western Conference encounter with Chivas USA. He sustained a sprained left ankle during training on June 27.