On Sept. 6, 2020, Portland Timbers midfielder Sebastián Blanco, in the midst of a career year, suffered a season-ending knee injury in the fifth minute of a match against Seattle Sounders FC. Timbers.com spent close to the next year following Blanco as he recovered, rehabbed and eventually returned to the pitch.
Follow along with all five episodes of Beyond Blanco, presented by Providence Sports Medicine.
WATCH | Beyond Blanco: Part 1
Follow the path of Sebastián Blanco as he tackles the injury that ended his 2020 season and fights to come back for 2021.
WATCH | Beyond Blanco: Part 2
Blanco moves from surgery to rehab, tackling the injury that ended his 2020 season.
WATCH | Beyond Blanco: Part 3
Blanco works to return from the knee injury with the help of his family, in Episode 3, returning home for the Argentine summer.
WATCH | Beyond Blanco: Part 4
Blanco continues his rehab during the offseason in Argentina and nears his return to the pitch in Portland.
WATCH | Beyond Blanco: Part 5 | Sebastián Blanco returns to the field
In the final episode of Beyond Blanco, we hear about what his return to the pitch after nearly a year of rehab, meant to Sebastián Blanco and the Portland Timbers.