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Timbers share update on Jaroslaw Niezgoda’s rehab process from torn ACL

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Jaroslaw Niezgoda is attacking his recovery. 

After the Portland Timbers forward suffered a season-ending torn ACL injury in his left knee in November, the Timbers shared an update on Niezgoda’s return to the field.

In a post on Twitter, the 25-year-old showed where he's at in his recovery process just 10 weeks post-surgery. Take a look:

Niezgoda sustained the injury in the closing minutes of the Timbers' 1-0 victory against the Vancouver Whitecaps at Providence Park. Days later, on Nov. 9, the Timbers striker underwent surgery with a long road of extensive rehabilitation ahead of him. He was reported to miss 6-8 months post-surgery. 

Niezgoda, one of Portland's designated players, recorded eight goals and two assists in 20 appearances (7 starts) last season across all competitions. He finished his 2020 campaign with the third-highest scoring percentage (58.3%) in MLS history with his rate of seven goals on 12 shots in league play.

Niezgoda’s ACL injury was the second significant injury by a Timbers offensive player last season.

 

Sebastiàn Blanco also suffered a torn ACL against Seattle in September. The Timbers are hoping Blanco can return to his MLS is Back Tournament form, where he had three goals and five assists during Portland’s run. He took home MLS is Back Player of the Tournament honors.