Nick Hagglund left Toronto FC’s match against the Portland Timbers with what has since been confirmed as a left knee sprain. The defender went down clutching his leg after making an awkward tackle in the first half on Saturday.
Hagglund has recently returned from a spell of just over two months on the sidelines with a torn MCL. Luckily, he appears to have avoided a repeat of that injury.
Ugly Ugly for Hagglund, hopefully this one doesn't keep him out for nearly as long. pic.twitter.com/L860Vn9EQs— Mitchell Tierney (@mitchelltierney) August 12, 2017
If the strain is grade two, Hagglund is probably looking at a recovery period of two to four weeks. If it is grade three his season is over, but given that he was able to walk off without a stretcher that does not seem to be the case.
The 24-year-old had stretched to win the ball off of Darren Mattocks to the left of goal before going down in pain.
It was not a nice sight to see. Hagglund has grown into one of TFC’s top defenders and was an MLS All-Star Game nominee before his previous injury. This was his third appearance since returning to full health.
This article will be updated with more information as we receive it.