COMMERCE CITY, CO - APRIL 03: C.J. Brown #2 of the Chicago Fire battles Conor Casey #9 of the Colorado Rapids for control of a loose ball during the second half of the MLS soccer match at Dick's Sporting Goods Park on April 3, 2010 in Commerce City, Colorado. (Photo by Marc Piscotty/Getty Images)
A very bad injury situation a few weeks ago has been slowly but surely coming to a close; we've already heard that Omar Cummings and Marvell Wynne might both be on the squad for today's game against the San Jose Earthquakes, but now it looks like Conor Casey might be starting.
Chris Bianchi let loose an early morning tweet that mentions Casey's starting abilities in passing:
For #Rapids tonight, I'd expect Cummings, Wynne available but no start. Casey in contention to start, Pareja told me yesterday...— Chris Bianchi (@chrisdbianchi) June 20, 2012
This is huge news for the Rapids, who have mostly seen Casey so far this season in relief appearances, which has limited his effectiveness. Even if by starting, they mean he'll be playing only 60 minutes, that is still a lot better than the 20 minute cameos that the big guy has been forced into taking all season long as he recovered from that Achilles tear and various other knocks.
Either way, having him, Omar Cummings, Brian Mullan and Marvell Wynne all in the starting 18 on Wednesday would be a huge step forward in the injury situation.