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Jordan Allen out for 2017 following knee surgery

The midfielder will be out for six to seven months.

John Engels

In what’s become a distressing trend for young attacker Jordan Allen, the RSL homegrown player is set to be out for the remainder of 2017 following a successful knee surgery, according to a release from RSL Communications.

The 22-year-old is anticipated to be out for six to seven months, leaving him a hopeful option for RSL’s 2018 preseason. He only recently returned from an injury sustained at the start of the season. He played 44 minutes for Real Monarchs in recent weeks before coming off with an injury.

It’s certainly a blow to Allen, who will find himself out of contention for the second season in his four-year professional career. In 2014, an injury claimed his season after he played only two matches — much like 2017, although the injury at the time was a different one.

According to the release, Allen “underwent surgery to repair left knee femoral chondral defect.”

It’s possible that Allen could be placed on RSL’s disabled list for the season following the news, although we’ll have to wait and see on that one.

Allen ends his season having played 50 career MLS matches, scoring four goals and earning four assists along the way.