Portland's Zizzo out four weeks with torn meniscus

The Timbers winger underwent surgery after suffering the injury to his left knee in training on Monday.
Portland Timbers winger Sal Zizzo will miss the next four weeks after undergoing surgery to repair a torn meniscus in his left knee, the MLS club announced on Tuesday.

Zizzo suffered the injury in training on Monday, a day after he appeared as a second-half substitute in the Timbers' 3-3 draw with the New York Red Bulls. It is not the first damage Zizzo has had to his left knee, as he has twice suffered a left ACL tear, once in 2009 and again in 2011.

The 25-year-old Zizzo is in his third season with Portland after the club acquired him in a trade with Chivas USA prior to its expansion season. In 51 matches as a Timber, Zizzo, who is a former U.S. youth national team standout and has one senior cap to his name, has a goal and seven assists.

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