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Toronto FC lose Nick Hagglund to injury against Portland Timbers

Let’s hope this isn’t as bad as it looked.

MLS: Toronto FC at Seattle Sounders FC Jennifer Buchanan-USA TODAY Sports

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.

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.