Conor Casey out for 2-4 weeks

COMMERCE CITY CO - SEPTEMBER 4 : Omar Cummings #14 of the Colorado Rapids celebrates one of his two goals with teammate Conor Casey #9 who also chipped in a goal of his own against Chivas USA during the second half at Dick's Sporting Goods Park on September 4 2010 in Commerce City Colorado. The Rapids won the game 3-0. (Photo by Marc Piscotty/Getty Images)

The 2011 MLS season has been kind to the Colorado Rapids so far as they have outscored their opponents 8-2 and are currently at the top of the table early on in the season, but it has not been quite as kind to Rapids star striker Conor Casey. Not only does he not have a goal yet - although he has had several good chances to put one in that have just missed by a whisker - and three yellow cards in three games but a nagging hamstring injury has kept him away from his top form all season long.

The hamstring was irritated again during a run into the box against DC United last week, cutting his start short. Conor will most likely be out for 2-4 weeks, missing important games like the away match of the Real Salt Lake derbies and the MLS Cup rematch against FC Dallas.

Caleb Folan will have several games to add to his impressive goal-per-game form at present as the most likely replacement for Casey in the starting XI until he is healthy again. The Folan signing is just looking more and more genius by the day, props have to go to coach Gary Smith for insisting upon getting his man this offseason. Quincy Amarikwa will most likely continue to be the first striker off the bench for the Folan-Omar Cummings duo up top.

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