Montreal Impact defender Oyongo suffers serious knee injury

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Montreal Impact left-back Ambroise Oyongo has suffered a serious knee injury on international duty with Cameroon, and will likely be out for a significant spell.

Cameroon defeated Morocco 1-0 in Africa Cup of Nations qualifying, but in the 21st minute, Oyongo suffered what African publication CulturEbene is calling “rupture of ligaments and dislocation of the patella.” An ambulance was brought onto the track outside the edge of the pitch, and the 25-year-old was transported to the local hospital in Yaounde.

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According to Montreal-based journalist Patrick Leduc, Montreal Impact manager Mauro Biello was quoted as saying Oyongo’s injury is “not good.”

Oyongo has played the full 90 minutes for all but one Major League Soccer match for Montreal so far this season, recording a goal and assist. The Impact sit in 10th position in the Eastern Conference, but are four points back of a playoff position.