It's not yet time to panic; there's very little chance that we're going to see an injury blast like we saw last year ever again. It might be time to frown angrily at the soccer gods, though. Chris Klute, Colorado's starting left back and one of the best players at his position in the entire league, is already out with an injury. Klute suffered a hamstring sprain during the match against the New York Red Bulls last Saturday, and the early guesses were that he could be out anywhere from a few weeks to a few months depending on its severity.
It looks like the early guesstimates are leaning towards the good side of that scale, as the Rapids announced yesterday that Klute's injury will sideline him for "a couple weeks".
Marc Burch is likely to take the spot from Klute during his absence. Burch didn't have an awful performance when he stepped in against New York, but he'll have to continue playing at a high level with some very tough games coming up. If Pablo Mastroeni doesn't feel like giving Burch an automatic starting spot, Dillon Serna could also be an interesting candidate for that left back spot.