Commerce City, Colo. – The Rapids and midfielder Colin Clark today learned the bad news, fittingly on Friday the 13th. Clark today was diagnosed with a torn anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) in his left knee and will be out for the rest of the season.
The 26-year-old was injured in the 55th minute of the Rapids 1-0 win over San Jose last Saturday at Dick’s Sporting Goods Park.
This is the same injury to the same knee that forced Clark to miss the team’s final 10 regular season games of 2009. Last year, he tore his ACL during a training session on August 3 and had surgery eight days later.
Clark flew to Los Angeles, California to meet with knee surgeon Dr. Bert Mandelbaum who today confirmed the torn ACL. He is scheduled to have surgery next Monday.
Clark had started 9 of the 16 games he appeared in this season.