CHESTER, PA - JULY 25: Ashley Cole #3 of Chelsea jumps over Aurelien Collin #78 of MLS All-Stars during the first half of the 2012 AT&T MLS All-Star Game at PPL Park on July 25, 2012 in Chester, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Drew Hallowell/Getty Images)
Sporting KC's Aurilien Collin could miss up to three games after suffering facial fractures in MLS All-Star Game.
Aurelien Collin will miss 1-2 weeks after suffering two facial fractures during the MLS All-Stars 3-2 win over Chelsea on Wednesday. The injuries seem to have occurred when Collin collided with Michael Essien near midfield. Although Collin eventually returned, he was forced off the field and was ultimately pulled after 36 minutes.
Losing Collin is a blow to Sporting Kansas City, who have been among the best defenses in the league this year. Sporting KC's goals against average of .90 is the best in the league and they have registered nine shutouts, with Collin starting all 21 of their games and coming off the field just once all season. Just for good measure, Collin has also scored three goals and added an assist.
Collin will miss at least Saturday's game against the Columbus Crew. If he's out the full two weeks, that would also mean he'd miss a league match against the New England Revolution on Aug. 4 and the U.S. Open Cup final against the Seattle Sounders on Aug. 8.