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Timbers defender Ismaila Jome out for season with Achilles tear

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The defender underwent successful surgery on Wednesday after sustaining the injury on Monday.

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Portland Timbers defender Ismaila “Ish” Jome will be out the remainder of the season after rupturing his left Achilles tendon during training on Monday. The Timbers announced on Thursday that the defender received surgery on Wednesday at Sports Medicine Oregon and that he will conduct his rehabilitation with the Timbers.

Jome was signed earlier this month to a one-year deal with a club option for an additional year. Last season, the 26-year-old defender played in the USL with Austin Bold FC, scoring two goals in 16 appearances. Jome has also played for the Colorado Springs Switchbacks, Nashville SC, and the Timbers’ U-23 side.

Jome played with Minnesota United in the club’s inaugural MLS season as well back in 2017, making 12 appearances. He played his college soccer at the University of California Santa Barbara, scoring six goals in 56 games. He appeared in every game for the Timbers this season off the bench.

For the Timbers press release, click here.