Thursday, March 22, 2012

Pablo Dealing With Post-Concussion/Emory Released

Two pieces of news out of Commerce City today.
  • Mastroeni is experiencing post-concussion -like symptoms and has been held out of practice the last two days. 
Obviously this is not a good sign.  Kyle Martino reported during Sunday's game that Pablo felt he was one bad concussion away from retirement, and now he's having post-concussion symptoms 10 days after suffering a head knock against Columbus.  What's important now is that our captain get the rest and recovery time he needs to b e sure he's 100%, then he can worry about playing again.

There's been the feeling floating around that Mastroeni was getting close to retirement, and his contract is up at the end of the season.  With the news we've gotten this week I feel like 2012 will be his last year.  I'm sure Oscar Pareja will be more than happy to bring him on as a coach after retirement (Mastroeni spent this past offseason upgrading his USSF coaching license) as that's what Dallas did for him when he retired.

Get  better Pablo, if you're able to play there will always be a spot for you in Colorado.

  • Steven Emory was released today
This was a bit of a surprise, as he was released at the end of the 2011 season and then signed to a new contract.  I would assume that this is a move to clear some salary space for one of the trialists to join the team, otherwise there's really no need to make this move right now.  With Wallace on the season-ending injury list we had an open roster spot (and with Smith on the long-term IR we actually have two spots until Smith is healthy) so it wasn't a move for that reason.

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