Roger Torres Injury Update: Union Midfielder Sprains MCL

Mar 24, 2012; Bridgeview, IL, USA; Philadelphia Union midfielder Roger Torres (8) kicks the ball against the Chicago Fire during the first half at Toyota Park. Mandatory Credit: Mike DiNovo-US PRESSWIRE

Philadelphia Union midfielder Roger Torres sprained his MCL and is expected to miss 8-10 weeks.

Philadelphia Union manager Peter Nowak announced Wednesday that midfielder Roger Torres has a torn medial collateral ligament in his left knee and is expected to miss between 8 to 10 weeks.

The injury occured during the Union's 4-2 Reserve League win Monday against the New England Revolution.

"It doesn't look good," said Nowak according to the team's press release. "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."

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