Pablo Mastroeni's Time With Colorado Could Be Nearing A Close Following Latest DL Stint

COMMERCE CITY, CO - AUGUST 20: Simon Elliott #7 of Chivas USA is tripped up by Sanna Nyassi #23 of the Colorado Rapids as Pablo Mastroeni #25 of the Colorado Rapids closes in during their game at Dick's Sporting Goods Park August 20, 2011 in Commerce City, Colorado. The game ended in a 2-2 draw. (Photo by Marc Piscotty/Getty Images)

Pablo Mastroeni is probably the closest thing to a 'Club Legend' in Colorado Rapids lore -- really, only Marcelo Balboa can even make a claim to it other than Pablo -- after spending 10 years with the club and putting in over 200 appearances.

Unfortunately, the concussion symptoms that have been plaguing Pablo all season long have knocked him out for all except two matches and recently saw him get stuck once again on the DL, keeping him out until August at the very least. Chris Bianchi spoke with Oscar Pareja after Colorado's 2-1 loss to Toronto FC and unfortunately had very pessimistic words to report about Mastroeni:

So is the concussion saga the end for Pablo? It would be a tragic way to go out for the long time captain of the club. If the sun has to set on Pablo's time in Colorado, we're all hoping that he comes back late into the season for, at the very least, a final hurrah.

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