Brian Mullan sidelined with knee injury

WASHINGTON, DC - MAY 16: Brian Mullan #11 of the Colorado Rapids controls the ball against Lewis Neal #24 of D.C. United at RFK Stadium on May 16, 2012 in Washington, DC. (Photo by Ned Dishman/Getty Images)

The injury problems keep on getting worse for the Colorado Rapids, and suddenly all the depth that we picked up in the offseason and early in the year is starting to look mighty good.

When Brian Mullan was removed at half time of the DC United match for Kamani Hill, it looked like a tactical move and was met with some confusion -- after all, Mullan hadn't played all that badly and it would have at that point made more sense to take out Tyrone Marshall if you were trying to improve the overall product on the field. Unfortunately, it later came out that Mullan suffered a knee injury.

We finally got more info on the injury Friday, and fortunately it doesn't seem all that bad, with Mullan likely to miss only a couple of weeks rather than a couple of months.

He joins Pablo Mastroeni, Omar Cummings and Marvell Wynne on the list of guys who would probably be starting if they weren't injured. The list is starting to creep up into frightening territory, but on the bright side this could mean the first appearance of our unknown commodity Harrison Henao on Saturday against Sporting Kansas City.

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