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Brian Mullan not training, suspension could come today

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Brian Mullan has missed a few days of Rapids training after his tackle on Seattle Sounders midfielder Steve Zakuani in Friday's game at Dick's Sporting Goods Park broke the midfielder's tibia and fibula, possibly ending his season. Visibly shaken after the game on Friday with tears in his eyes during the post game meetings and interviews, coach Gary Smith gave Mullan some time off to get himself back together even before whatever suspension that he has earned has been handed out.

Most likely the Major League Soccer Disciplinary Committee will make a ruling on Brian today now that the whole situation has begun to boil down and the extent of Steve's injury is starting to become more clear. It's certain to be out within the next few days as the Rapids play this weekend against the Chicago Fire.

According to ColoradoRapids.com, Brian has been in contact with Sigi Schmid to try and get a one on one visit with Zakuani, most likely to talk about it and apologize directly to Steve, something that he couldn't quite do in the post-game comments. If the suspension is as large as some of us are expecting - my guess still remains 6-8 games - he'll have plenty of free time to do so.