TFC in deep trouble without captain Caldwell

TFC captain Steven Caldwell is suspended for Saturday's match against undefeated Columbus. (USA...

TFC captain Steven Caldwell is suspended for Saturday's match against undefeated Columbus. (USA TODAY SPORTS)

Kurtis Larson, QMI Agency

, Last Updated: 11:16 PM ET

Toronto FC fans should heed Hulk Hogan’s famous catchphrase.

“Say your prayers and eat your vitamins” ahead of Saturday’s game in Columbus.

If a few of the club’s walking wounded don’t mend, it could be a blood bath on the weekend.

Heck, it might well be regardless.

Here’s what we know: Jermain Defoe (hamstring) won’t be eligible for selection against the only perfect (3-0-0) team left in MLS. Pivotal attacking midfielder Jonathan Osorio is questionable with a slight knock, as is starting centre back Doneil Henry.

Furthermore, word arrived Wednesday that captain Steven Caldwell has been issued a one-game ban by Major League Soccer’s disciplinary committee, stemming from a tackle on Salt Lake’s Ned Grabavoy last week.

That’s right, TFC fans, say your prayers that U.S. international Michael Bradley returns to Toronto in one piece following a friendly Wednesday night against Mexico in Phoenix, Ariz.


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