"You're kiddin' me, right?"
The Colorado Rapids' already depleted depth has gone from bad to critical following another three starters going down in yesterday's match against Sporting Kansas City.
Caleb Folan was the game's first casualty and is also the only player of the three who might have a chance to return at some point in the playoffs if the Rapids manage to win the series in Kansas City, with only an ankle sprain that will keep him out a majority of two weeks.
This is in addition to starters Pablo Mastroeni, Conor Casey, Jamie Smith and Anthony Wallace already being guaranteed out for the rest of the playoffs after various injuries and surgeries of their own. Combined with Tyrone Marshall being forced to miss the second leg of the series due to a red card in the second half, it's looking pretty likely that the Rapids are going to put out a team more resembling one you'd see for the Open Cup than what you'd hope to see for the MLS Cup on the field on Wednesday.