Hagglund out 6-8 weeks
Toronto defender Nick Hagglund will be out of action for six to eight weeks with a left medial collateral ligament sprain. Hagglund suffered the injury in the first half of Toronto's 4-1 home win over the Portland Timbers on Saturday. Hagglund had torn the same ligament on May 13, and was making just his second start since returning.
Porter suffers season-ending injury
Sporting Kansas City forward Cameron Porter will be out for the rest of the 2017 season after suffering a broken fibula and ligament damage in his right ankle during training Tuesday. Porter, 24, is scheduled to undergo reconstructive surgery next Tuesday. Porter has made two appearances this season for Sporting KC. He has played eight matches in all competitions since joining the club in July 2016, having spent his first two professional seasons with the Montreal Impact.
Velazco undergoes ankle surgery
Real Salt Lake has announced that forward Ricardo Velazco has undergone a successful ankle procedure on Thursday and is on the road to recovery. The 24-year-old underwent surgery for a full repair of a right high ankle sprain and is expected to be out for four months. The Real Salt Lake Academy product is in his second MLS season after signing with Real Monarchs in 2015 and earning a promotion to the first team in 2016.
Opara diagnosed with concussion
Sporting Kansas City defender Ike Opara was described as awake and alert at University of Kansas Hospital after being stretchered off the field Tuesday. Opara was diagnosed with the most severe grade of concussion. He remained at the hospital overnight.
Dallas forward Maxi Urruti accidentally kicked Opara in the face while attempting a bicycle kick in extra time of the U.S. Open Cup quarterfinal match, which Sporting KC won 3-0. Opara stayed motionless on the field for several minutes before departing on a stretcher. He gave a thumbs-up signal as he left.
Lennon suffers ankle sprain in training
Just when it seemed like the Real Salt Lake injury plague had subsided, Brooks Lennon went down in Friday's training session. Lennon suffered an ankle sprain and there is not yet a timetable for his return. The 19-year-old midfielder/forward came to RSL on loan from Liverpool this season. He became a starter by Real Salt Lake's third league match.
Kann out 6 to 8 weeks
Atlanta United goalkeeper Alec Kann is set to miss up to eight weeks recovering from a left quad injury. Kann, 26, suffered the injury during Atlanta's 2-0 win over the Columbus Crew on Saturday. He was able to play the full 90 minutes in the match, during which he picked up an assist. Kann has held the starting spot for Tata Martino's expansion side since its first-ever game in March. He has amassed a 8-7-3 record so far this year with four clean sheets and a 1.39 goals against average.
Ridgewell out another 6-8 weeks
Portland Timbers captain Liam Ridgewell briefly returned to the pitch last week after missing three weeks with a quad injury, but immediately re-injured his quad in his first day back in training. Timbers coach Caleb Porter said that Ridgewell will now miss the next 6-8 weeks as he once again recovers from a quad injury. Ridgewell has made just nine starts this season as he has dealt with multiple injuries.
Schweinsteiger exits game with injury
Chicago Fire midfielder Bastian Schweinsteiger was removed in the first half of his team's match against the Vancouver Whitecaps with a hip injury. Late in the first half, Schweinsteiger received a pass near the sidelines. He passed it on, but immediately signaled to the bench for a substitute and appeared to be favoring his groin. The team said he will be evaluated after the game and is considered day-to-day.
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Matarrita to miss 3-4 months
New York City announced Friday that fullback/winger Ronald Matarrita will miss the next 3-4 months recovering from surgery on his right fifth metatarsal. Matarrita suffered the injury early in the first half of NYCFC's match against Minnesota United on Thursday, a 3-1 win at Yankee Stadium. The 22-year-old has appeared in nine regular season matches for NYCFC this season, with three assists.
Hansen undergoes hernia surgery
Columbus Crew winger Niko Hansen had successfully undergone a hernia operation. Hansen was one of two Crew first-round picks in the 2017 MLS Superdraft, take with the ninth overall selection. The rookie has made three starts this season for a total of 13 appearances. He burst on the scene with a goal in his debut, and has added two assists this year. Hansen is expect to miss the Black & Gold's next three matches against the Montreal Impact, Atlanta United, and Minnesota United. After that, Crew is off for nearly two weeks before returning to action against Eintracht Frankfurt in a friendly match on July 17.
Burch undergoes successful surgery
Minnesota United announced that defender Marc Burch underwent successful bi-lateral sports hernia surgery. He is expected to make a full recovery, with a timetable for return from 8-12 weeks. Burch, acquired via a series of transactions with the Colorado Rapids earlier this season, has started nine games for MNUFC this season, totaling 783 minutes.
Williams suspended after arrest
Vancouver Whitecaps defender Sheanon Williams has been suspended in the wake of his arrest on assault charges on Tuesday. Williams, a 27-year-old former United States youth international, was taken into custody after an alleged domestic incident and has been banned indefinitely pending league and Vancouver police investigations into the matter, MLS confirmed in a statement on Friday.