Colorado Rapids midfielder Pablo Mastroeni has been a fixture for the franchise over the past few years, and he is the all-time leader in games played, started, and minutes for the team, but his recent issues with concussions may ultimately jeopardize his future in Colorado. The Rapids placed Mastroeni on the disabled list due to lingering concussion symptoms on Monday, which means he can't for at least six games.
Rapids coach Oscar Pareja recently told beat writer Chris Bianchi that Colorado may have to move on from Mastroeni:
Pareja on Mastroeni: "As much as we love him and need him here, we have to move on if it looks like he might not be a part of the roster."— Chris Bianchi (@chrisdbianchi) July 19, 2012
From my convo with Pareja just now on Mastroeni: "At this point it’s very difficult to keep waiting and it looks like it may not happen."— Chris Bianchi (@chrisdbianchi) July 19, 2012
Mastroeni has only appeared in two games this season, and he has failed to score a goal or record an assist.