The Timbers have confirmed the worst: Nat Borchers is out for the season with a ruptured achilles tendon, and is now faced with surgery and a long rehab process.
One of the stalwarts of the backline, Borchers impact on both the team and the community immeasurable. He will be greatly missed.
It's now up to Caleb Porter and the front office to fill some very big shoes.
For immediate release: July 25, 2016
TIMBERS DEFENDER NAT BORCHERS TO UNDERGO SURGERY FOR ACHILLES TENDON INJURY
PORTLAND, Ore. – The Portland Timbers announced today that defender Nat Borchers will undergo surgery to repair a ruptured left Achilles tendon. The procedure will be scheduled following further evaluation.
Borchers, who sustained the injury late in the first half of Saturday’s game against the LA Galaxy at Providence Park, will miss the remainder of the 2016 season. Borchers will conduct rehabilitation at the Providence Sports Care Center at Providence Park and with Timbers medical personnel.