Defender Roman Torres confirms he is recovering well from his ACL injury and expects to be back with the Seattle Sounders in January.
Seattle Sounders fans have received some good news ahead of the New Year, in respect of Roman Torres. Despite not being able to supply an updated timetable, the defender has confirmed he is recovering well from his ACL injury.
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The news was confirmed by soundersfc.com, after Torres spoke to the media earlier this week. Torres said: “In Seattle they are happy with my progress.”
The 29-year old added that he expects to be back in Seattle during January, to continue his rehabilitation with the Sounders. He is currently taking part in limited training with the Panamanian national team, and doing various recovery exercises with their medical staff.
The Panamanian Football Federation team doctor believes Torres is ahead of schedule in respect of his return. As reported by soundersfc.com, Dr. Gerinaldo Martinez said: “I think that Román is above expectations in his recovery.
“Román is strong and is complying fully in his recovery. (However), we must be patient with this type of injury.”
Torres suffered his torn ACL in September, just four games into his Sounders career. This type of injury usually takes between six to nine months to recover from, meaning he should be back some time between March and June.
There has been some concern that the center back is attempting to rush his recovery. However, Sounders general manager and president of soccer Garth Lagerwey advised that everything looks good structurally for Torres.
Despite his lack of playing time with the Sounders, the expectation is that Torres will help them maintain their position as one of the top defenses in MLS next season. Seattle conceded just 36 goals during the 2015 campaign, tied for best in the league.