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Apr 11, 2023·edited Apr 11, 2023

Well, shit.

I guess we’re just lucky part of the ligament didn’t fly out and take one of Diego Chara’s eyes.

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That really sucks for Williamson. To have to go through an ACL again so soon is simply brutal. I felt like he was settling in this year, finally able to trust the body to do what was needed and he has to go through it all again. Here is to a speedy and full recovery Eryk! Hope to see you back on the pitch as soon as possible.

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Every Saturday around the 85th minute I tell myself, "Well, it can't get much worse."

And then the following week happens

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Looks like we're officially in a "rebuilding year", no expectations and lots of playing time for the young and less-talented. Like surfing, the past is behind you, the future is unknown, and in the present everything is exploding all around you.

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It's obviously because of the grass in Dallas. If only they had played that game on turf!

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J/K, but not really because this is how people respond to injuries that happen on turf....

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Well, good news is that Paredes and Loria are both not on the injury report for this week!

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Timbers did something really bad in a past life

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Apr 11, 2023·edited Apr 11, 2023

Getting news that players are returning to full practice and even Blanco walked off the field with a smile, per Ryan Clarke.

And now this....

My expectations weren't that high this season. Now, I think I'll just focus on guys like Juan and Zac continuing develop.

Feel so badly for Eryk. Guy was hoping to get back in the USMNT rotation and that's probably over.

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At this point I would like an explanation of how these injuries are not due to our Physio team... Wtf?

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Wtf is up with the constant stream of knee injuries?

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All these injuries cannot just be coincidence. Something is causing it and I am starting to think it is turf. How many other teams have had so many long term injuries. Seattle and Portland have to be the biggest plagued teams. Both play on turf.

I hate to say it but this year is looking more and more over. We need a major overhaul at the end of the year. Starting with gio.

Nieazgoda, Blanco, yimmi, mabiala, need to be the first to go.

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Man, so sorry to hear this, both for the team and Williamson personally. Just a gut punch for a season that looks like a total loss so far. I am hopeful for Evander, but with nobody to back him up or with a Williamson like approach to the game also out there in the middle, I don't think he will be successful this season.

The team is a mess.

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Wow that sicks for Eryk. Best of luck to him healing up.

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It's official - The Timbers are cursed. The curse will be lifted once MP sells.

Also, I bagged on Eryk a ton this year, and to think he might have been playing through pain makes me feel really guilty. Sorry Eryk! I wish you a full and speedy recovery. You are a good character and member of the team, and I hope you are gliding down the field next year like we all know you can do.

That seals the deal for me - this year is cooked. I wonder how it will play out:

A) Train wreck

B) Plucky squad earns playoff bid with 0-0 draws and a few 1-0 wins

C) Tryouts for next season's squad

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Is the amnesty clause up for debate now? I think we were set to burn one on Blanco this year, and I wonder how this affects that....

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