Timbers defender Futty Danso to miss 4-6 weeks with foot fracture

Defender to miss time due to fractured left foot

Mamdou Futty Danso at training, 4.5.11

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PORTLAND, Ore. — The Portland Timbers today announced that defender Futty Danso sustained a fractured fifth metatarsal in his left foot Tuesday during training.

Danso, 28, is expected to miss 4-6 weeks.

A member of The Gambia National Team, Danso started in 23 of the 24 games he appeared in during the 2011 Timbers season. He scored three goals and maintained an MLS-best season-opening streak of 604 minutes without committing a foul.