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Portland Timbers Head Athletic Trainer Resigns

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Portland Timbers Head Athletic Trainer Resigns

Article reposted from Oregon Live
Article: JAMIE GOLDBERG 

Portland Timbers Head Athletic Trainer and Director of Sports Medicine Nik Wald has resigned his position with the club.

The club did not announce the reason for Wald’s departure.

The resignation comes on the heels of a handful of injuries to key Timbers players, including Timbers captain Liam Ridgewell, who re-injured his quad last week in his first training session after missing three weeks with the same injury.

Wald had worked for the Timbers since 2007.

“On behalf of the club, I would like to thank Nik Wald for his many years of service and wish him all the best in his future endeavors,” said Timbers General Manager and President of Soccer Gavin Wilkinson in a prepared statement.

T2 Head Athletic Trainer Taichi Kitagawa will join the Timbers first-team medical staff. The Timbers first-team medical staff also includes Director of Sports Science Nick Milonas, Athletic Trainer Alex Margarito and Performance Analyst Nick Lewis.

— Jamie Goldberg | jgoldberg@oregonian.com