MLS Injury Report: Timbers' Borchers out for season

Portland Timbers defender Nat Borchers will miss the rest of the 2016 season with a ruptured left Achilles tendon that will require surgery. Borchers, who won MLS Cup titles in 2009 with Real Salt Lake and in 2015 in his first season with the Timbers, was injured in Saturday's game against the LA Galaxy when he landed awkwardly after an aerial challenge.

Borchers had to leave the game in the first half and left the Timbers without their two first-string center backs. They were without Liam Ridgewell because of a calf injury.

Recently acquired Amobi Okugo took Borchers' place alongside Jamaican Jermaine Taylor. Okugo has played 137 MLS games but had played only one minute in 2015 before entering Saturday's game.

The 35-year-old Borchers has played 340 games in a 12-year MLS career interrupted by two seasons in Norway with Odd.

His procedure will be scheduled following further evaluation.
1 comment about "MLS Injury Report: Timbers' Borchers out for season".
  1. Al F, July 26, 2016 at 3:43 p.m.

    A real loss for all of MLS... I am glad that DeJong did not cause it.

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