(AP Photo/Steve Luciano)
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) Portland Timbers defender Nat Borchers needs surgery to repair a ruptured left Achilles tendon and will miss the rest of the season.
Borchers was hurt on Saturday during the Timbers' 2-1 loss to the Los Angeles Galaxy.
It did not appear that the veteran defender was injured by contact when he collapsed to the turf late in the first half. Borchers could not stand after he was treated on the field and left on a stretcher.