Portland Timbers Jaroslaw Niezgoda suffers torn ACL, will miss remainder of the season


The Timbers have lost another offensive force due to a torn ACL.

Forward Jaroslaw Niezgoda tore his left ACL late against the Whitecaps Sunday evening an MRI revealed Monday, the Timbers announced Monday evening.

A timetable for his return will be determined following the procedure. 

After suffering the injury during stoppage time, Niezgoda was taken off on a stretcher and sent into the locker room after laying on his right side for a few minutes. 

After the game, Savarese did not seem optimistic about Niezgoda's injury stating it was "Not good. We'll see... It's not very positive."

He later added saying it is "the opposite"  of Valeri, who he described as "fine." 

Niezgoda, one of Portland's designated players, has eight goals and two assists in 20 appearances this season across all competitions. Notably, Niezgoda finished his campaign with the third-highest scoring percentage (58.3%) in MLS history with his rate of seven goals on 12 shots in league play this season.

It is the second torn ACL this season by a prominent Timbers offensive player after Sebasitiàn Blanco also suffered a torn ACL against Seattle in September.