Toronto FC gets positive news about injury to Italian star winger Lorenzo Insigne

TORONTO — The injury news on Toronto FC star Lorenzo Insigne is positive.

Insigne, who hobbled off the pitch in last weekend's season-opening loss at D.C. United, trained briefly Friday and is listed as questionable for Saturday's match at Atlanta United.

Coach Bob Bradley says it doesn't seem like the lower body injury will keep him out long.

The 31-year-old Italian exited last weekend after feeling something in the lower leg.

Insigne was running after the ball when he suddenly stopped, holding his groin area while holding up an arm to tell the Toronto bench that he had a problem. He returned briefly after treatment but limped off in the 34th minute, holding his head in his hands as he sat on the bench.

The star winger is the highest-paid player in the league with his salary listed at US$14 million last season.

Toronto also announced it has loaned centre back Luke Singh to Atletico Ottawa of the CPL.


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This report by The Canadian Press was first published March 2, 2023.

Neil Davidson, The Canadian Press