Commerce City, Colo. (May 10, 2011) - The injury bug just won't go away. Forward Omar Cummings is the latest to be struck, as he was forced to leave last Wednesday's game at Houston just before the half with an ankle injury. An MRI then revealed a Grade II sprain of his right ankle and he'll be out of action from 2-4 weeks.
That same night, forwards Quincy Amarikwa and Caleb Folan returned after missing the previous game with ankle and quadricepts injuries, respectively. However, in Saturday's match at New England, Folan re-aggrevated his injury and was forced out of the game in the 30th minute. His MRI on Monday showed a mild strain of the right groin, which will keep him out for 1-2 weeks.
On the positive front, midfielder Sanna Nyassi, who injured his back in the 1-1 tie against Chicago on April 30 and missed both games last week, trained with the team on Tuesday, as did forward Conor Casey, who has missed the last six games while recovering from a left hamstring strain. Both Nyassi and Casey could be available for selection for Saturday's match against D.C. United at RFK Stadium (5:30 pm MT, live on Altitude).
HealthONE Injury Report for May 10, 2011:
OUT: FW Omar Cummings (R ankle sprain); FW Caleb Folan (R groin strain); FW Macoumba Kandji (L knee ACL tear)
QUESTIONABLE: DF Eddie Ababio (R hamstring strain)
PROBABLE: GK Matt Pickens (R groin strain); FW Quincy Amarikwa (L ankle sprain); FW Conor Casey (L hamstring strain); MF Sanna Nyassi (lower back strain)