Panama int’l Chen suffers ACL injury

Panama international Roberto Chen (red jersey) suffered an ACL injury while training with his club Malaga on September 26, 2014. (Photo: Mexsport)

MALAGA, Spain – Malaga announced Friday that Panama international Roberto Chen has ruptured the anterior cruciate ligament in his left knee.  He suffered the injury during training earlier in the day.

Chen, who helped his country to a third-place finish in last month’s Central American Cup, will undergo surgery next week.

The 20-year-old defender joined the La Liga side 13 months ago from Panama’s San Francisco FC after standout performances in the 2013 CONCACAF Gold Cup, playing every minute during the Canaleros’ run to a second-place finish.