Timbers Forward Felipe Mora Sidelined Six Weeks After Arthroscopic Knee Surgery

Timbers Forward Felipe Mora led the Timbers in goals last season with 13 but will now be watching his side for at least the opening month of the MLS season which starts on February 26th.

The Portland Timbers released the following statement on Friday afternoon after the surgery:

PORTLAND, Ore. – The Portland Timbers announced today that forward Felipe Mora underwent a successful arthroscopic debridement surgery of his left knee. The procedure was performed by Dr. Kevin Murphy in Portland, Ore.

Mora will conduct his rehabilitation with the Timbers sports medicine staff at Providence Park and at the Providence Sports Care Center and is expected to return in approximately six weeks.

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Jarosław Niezgoda will presumably start in his place for the Timbers. Portland will now be without four MLS cup starters from last season, goalie Steve Clark who signed with Houston; and Larrys Mabiala, Dario Suparic and now Mora through injury.