Toronto FC striker Danny Koevermans told De Telegraaf that he suffered a torn ACL in Saturday's match at New England.Updated at 5:28 p.m. EDT.
Toronto FC confirmed Monday that designated player and team-leading goalscorer Danny Koevermans suffered a torn anterior cruciate ligament in his left knee over the weekend.
Koevermans told Dutch publication De Telegraaf that he knew right away that he suffered a severe knee injury when he dropped to the turf at Gillette Stadium on Saturday night following a challenge from New England Revolution defender A.J. Soares.
"I felt immediately that it was not right," Koevermans said. "The pain was enormous. I did not even need an MRI to know that my ACL was torn."
The striker - who had nine league goals so far this year - estimated that he'll be out for six to nine months, which means Toronto will be without its most dependable finisher for the remainder of 2012. He'll require surgery to repair the knee, although the operation date has not yet been set.
Koevermans has scored 19 goals in all competitions since joining the club in midway through the 2011 season.
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