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Impact confirms Andres Romero has torn his ACL

He is expected to miss eight to nine months

Kyle Terada-USA TODAY Sports

The worst fears of Impact supporters were confirmed this morning by the club, Andres Romero has torn his ACL. The Argentine attacker is expected to miss upwards of six to nine months.

Romero was injured on Saturday in Colorado when he was held by Rapids midfielder Dillon Powers. The ensuing free kick allowed Impact star striker Didier Drogba to score the games winning goal.

It will be interesting to see how the club copes with the loss of one of its most dynamic attacking talents. The loss of Romero will likely propel Justin Mapp into the starting lineup, or may even force Mauro Biello to switch up his tactical approach.

Nonetheless, the loss of Romero presents a big blow to the Impact's attack. Didier Drogba will obviously be key next to Ignacio Piatti who will miss Romero, one of his preferred targets up front with the Bleu-Blanc-Noir