Rapids midfielder Rivero has foot fracture

Argentine midfielder Martin Rivero is expected to be sidelined

for two to three months of the Major League Soccer season while

recovering from a fracture in his right foot.

Rivero, who is on loan to the Colorado Raids from Rosario

Central, was injured Tuesday in a preseason match against the

Portland Timbers. The Rapids lost 3-1.

The Rapids said Rivero was returning to Denver on Wednesday for

further evaluation of his injury.