Colorado Rapids Injury Update: Kosuke Kimura, Drew Moor, Caleb Folan All Ruled Out

COMMERCE CITY, CO - OCTOBER 30: Drew Moor #3 of the Colorado Rapids winces in pain after falling hard on his shoulder while fighting for a loose ball against Sporting Kansas City during their Eastern Conference Semifinals game at Dick's Sporting Goods Park October 30, 2011 in Commerce City, Colorado. (Photo by Marc Piscotty/Getty Images)

The Rapids will have to overcome a 2-0 deficit to Sporting KC without the help of any of their first-choice defenders.

The Colorado Rapids' worst fears were realized when it was announced that Kosuke Kimura, Drew Moor and Caleb Folan would all miss Wednesday's MLS Cup playoff game against Sporting Kansas City, the team announced on Monday. Those three join Pablo Mastroeni, Conor Casey, Anthony Wallace and Jamie Smith on the injured list. Combined with the absence of Tyrone Marshall, who will serve a red-card suspension, the Rapids will be without all four of their first-choice starting defenders.

Kimura, Moor and Folan were all hurt during Sunday's 2-0 loss in the first leg of the Eastern Conference semifinals and came out of the match early. Of the three, Kimura seems to be the most seriously hurt. He broke his left foot on a Matt Besler tackle and will be out 4-6 weeks. Moor sprained an AC joint in his right shoulder and was able to stay in the game for awhile, but ultimately had to come out in the 60th minute. He'll be out 2-4 weeks. Folan sprained his left ankle and his left knee and is expected to miss two weeks.

For the latest Rapids news and analysis, be sure to visit Burgundy Wave.

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