Sporting Kansas City defender Aurelien Collin is expected to miss one to two weeks while recovering from two facial fractures suffered on Wednesday during the 2012 AT&T MLS All-Star Game, the club announced Thursday. The 26-year-old Frenchman started and played 36 minutes in the MLS All-Stars 3-2 win over Chelsea FC at PPL Park, exiting the match after a collision with Michael Essien near midfield.
Collin has started all 21 regular season matches this season, helping lead the Sporting Kansas City defense to nine shutouts and an MLS-best 0.90 goals against average. In his second MLS season, he’s contributed three goals and one assist in 2012.
Sporting Kansas City will host Eastern Conference counterparts Columbus Crew at 7:30 p.m. CT on Saturday at LIVESTRONG Sporting Park. The match, sponsored by Roma Bakery and Johnsonville, will be broadcast live on KSMO-TV and tickets are available at Ticketmaster.com or at the LSP Box Offices.
Apart from the injury it was an amazing night thank to all the fans and the mls to made this event so magic!!— Aurelien COLLIN (@ampC2) July 26, 2012