Impact rookie Cameron Porter tears his ACL, done for the year

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Horrible news out of Canada, Montreal Impact rookie Cameron Porter has been shelved for the year after tearing the ACL in his left knee, the team announced.

The third round pick out of Princeton University had a stellar first few games of his career. He scored an enormous CONCACAF Champions League goal against Pachuca in the dying moments to seal Montreal’s advancement to the semifinals, and logged 19 solid minutes in their MLS opener against DC United.

Porter followed that up by his first start with the club, a bright 90 minutes in a 2-0 Champions League win over Costa Rican side Alajuelense. The 21-year-old injured his knee in the first half of Montreal’s 0-0 draw with New England – his first MLS start – when he was stretchered off in the 18th minute after landing awkwardly in a non-contact play.

That’s a pained look. Ugh.

Montreal said in the release that his surgery will be sometime next week as they wait for swelling to subside, a normal part of the procedure. The team declared he would be out for 9-12 months, which means he’ll likely return just in time for the start of next season.