It’s a lay-off that wouldn’t see him feature again until April if he is unable to recover quicker than expected with the new season beginning in March.
The Argentinian midfield maestro has been a revelation for the Timbers once again this season, setting club records in the process.Embed from Getty Images
His goals tally of 11 is the best in a single season by any Portland player since their competition in Major League Soccer began in 2011.
The previous best record was the 10 goals scored by Valeri himself in last year’s campaign (2013) – a number that striker Maximiliano Urruti also notched up this year, assisted by great service from his midfield compatriot.
The 28-year-old has been the first name on the team sheet for the last two seasons, with consistent performances of the highest standard and has only missed four games.
Diego Valeri in the last two seasons:
He is the driving force in the Timbers side and he could prove to be a great loss in the early stages of next season.Embed from Getty Images
Portland will certainly be hoping that he can recover quicker than has been predicted and that he can be back in time for the first game, but it’s looking unlikely.
It all means that they will desperately miss their key man in the opening games of the 2015 campaign and they can only hope that it won’t have a negative impact on their playoff aspirations.
How much will Portland Timbers miss Diego Valeri if he is unable to play for the first month of next season?