Valencia having knee surgery, out 6-to-12 months
Newly acquired Portland Timbers forward Jose Adolfo Valencia
will be sidelined for 6-to-12 months following knee surgery.
Valencia, son of former Colombia national team star Adolfo
Valencia, had damaged cartilage in his left knee repaired Monday by
team director of medicine Dr. Jonathan E. Greenleaf.
The Timbers said Friday it was uncertain when Valencia was hurt
and said they amended the original terms of the loan agreement
reached in December with Colombia’s Independiente Santa Fe. Under
the reworked deal, he will not count as a young designated
He will rehabilitate in Portland while on the Timbers’ disabled