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Impact defender Matteo Ferrari out with quad injury, Corradi also limping

June 18, 2012 - 2:17 PM

MONTREAL - Central defender Matteo Ferrari will miss the Montreal Impact's upcoming game against Chivas USA with a right thigh injury, coach Jesse Marsch said Monday.

Ferrari injured a quadriceps muscle while jumping for a high ball in front of Seattle goalkeeper Bryan Meredith during a 4-1 victory on Saturday night. He was replaced by veteran Shavar Thomas in the 33rd minute.

He did not make the trip to Los Angeles for the game Wednesday night against Chivas, when Thomas is expected to start.

''Every time we've called on Shavar in difficult moments he's risen to the challenge,'' Marsch said of the Jamaica international.

Ferrari was to have an MRI exam to determine the extent of the injury. The Italian defender wrote on Twitter over the weekend that the injury appears to be serious.

Also, forward Bernardo Corradi left the field after practice walking gingerly on crutches after twisting his left knee. Marsch did not know if he'd be able to make the road trip.

''He just got tangled a bit, we're hopeful that it's nothing big,'' Marsch said.

Andrew Wenger is expected to start a second game in a row as the lone striker.

The expansion Impact will face Chivas for the first time. The teams have identical 4-7-3 records.

Marsch does not expect to make changes, other than Ferrari.

The starting 11 should have Donovan Ricketts in goal, Zarek Valentin, Nelson Rivas, Thomas and Deb Brovsky on defence, Patrice Bernier, Collen Warner, Davy Arnaud, Felipe Martins and Justin Mapp in midfield and Wenger up front.

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