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Kevin Goldthwaite Suffers Season Ending Knee Injury

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I meant to write this one up yesterday but I was honestly just far too busy. Not to sound like a stereotype or anything, but... Mondays...

Anyway, for those who were watching last Saturday's game against the Chicago Fire you'll probably remember Kevin Goldthwaite going down with an injury in the early part of the game. It was enough of an injury that he had to be carried off the field and subbed out immediately. Never a good sign.

Yesterday the club released the details on his injury and, well, they're not good.

The Portland Timbers announced today that defender Kevin Goldthwaite sustained a ruptured anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) in addition to a medial collateral ligament (MCL) injury to his left knee during Saturday’s 1-0 victory over the Chicago Fire. Goldthwaite was examined by Timbers physician Dr. Richard H. Edelson and underwent an MRI at Sports Medicine Oregon on Monday; Goldthwaite will miss the remainder of the 2011 season.

Goldthwaite, 28, will undergo surgery to repair his knee after swelling from the injury suffered early in the first half of Saturday’s game subsides. Goldthwaite is expected to be out 5-7 months while recovering.

Unfortunate but such is the risks when playing soccer. Here's to a speedy recovery for Goldthwaite.