Union's Torres out with MCL sprain

Union's Torres out with MCL sprain

MLS- Philadelphia Union

Union's Torres out with MCL sprain


Torres (Getty Images)

The news is not getting any better for the Philadelphia Union.

Already off to a struggling start, the Union learned that midfielder Roger Torres is expected to miss the next 8-to-10 weeks after spraining the MCL in his left knee during a reserve league match against the New England Revolution on Monday. That prognosis is early, though, as he needs to wait for swelling to go down before he can undergo an MRI to determine how severe the sprain really is.

"It doesn’t look good," Union manager Peter Nowak said on the club's official website. "His knee went completely to the side. I knew from the beginning there was something wrong. They will try and determine today and tomorrow what’s going to be the procedure from this but the MCL sprain is pretty bad. He’s going to specialists and getting everything checked out, but Roger will be without us for quite some time. It appears his injury is a lot more serious than we imagined."

The 20-year-old Torres, whose rights were fully purchased from Colombian side America de Cali in the offseason after two seasons on loan to Philadelphia, was expected to provide an attacking spark to the Union this year, but he has only played in two of the club's four games, started one and has accounted for one assist.

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