Timbers' Andy Polo shares heartfelt message after season ending injury


Just days after being ruled out for the 2021 MLS campaign, Portland Timbers and Peru national team midfielder Andy Polo has a message to fans. 

"There is no time to regret, just to have a positive mind to recover as quickly as possible." 

Polo suffered a ruptured quadriceps muscle and a torn meniscus in his left leg after a dirty tackle from Derrick Williams of the LA Galaxy last Saturday. 

"It’s unfortunate when there’s a tackle like that — you don’t want to see that on the field and especially having players that then have to come out because of that situation. So right now, the most important part is hopefully that Polo can come back.”

Polo has played in 62 games, 40 starts, for Portland since the 2018 MLS season, scoring two goals, dishing out five assists, and registering 57 shots, 19 on target. 

Portland currently has nine players listed as out on its injury report. Polo would be the tenth. 

  • OUT: Cristhian Paredes (left thigh strain)
  • OUT: Aljaz Ivacic (athletic pubalgia surgery)
  • OUT: Jaroslaw Niezgoda (left ACL surgery)
  • OUT: Steve Clark (left thigh strain)
  • OUT: Ismaila Jome (left Achilles tendon surgery)
  • OUT: Sebastian Blanco (right ACL surgery)
  • OUT: Jeff Attinella (right thigh)
  • OUT: Diego Chara (right thigh strain)
  • OUT: Larrys Mabiala (left thigh strain)

Jeff Attinella and Ismaila Jome will both miss the rest of the season. 

Tom Bogert of MLS.com reports Blanco suffered a setback during rehab of his ACL tear with a targeted return date of late-May or June.