Friday, 25 July 2008 8:58 AM

Totori Returns Due to Injury

Solomon Islands international soccer star, Benjamin Totori, had to cut short his stint at the United States due to an injury sustained during training. Totori will return to Solomon Islands on Saturday to begin his rehabilitation.

Portland Timbers announced yesterday that forward Benjamin Totori will miss the remainder of the 2008 season due to a season-ending knee injury.

Totori ruptured his right medial collateral ligament, M-C-L during training on July 16, the same knee he injured earlier in the season.

Totori, 22, appeared in three regular-season matches for the Timbers this season.

He joined the Timbers in May following the 2007-08 New Zealand Football Championship season with Waitakere United and played in his first two matches with the club before straining his right M-C-L against Montreal Impact on May 30.

He missed six league games while recovering from his injury, and last played against the Puerto Rico Islanders on July 10.

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