(Toronto) Toronto FC were dealt a heavy blow on Tuesday after learning that striker Ayo Akinola was likely to miss the remainder of the season with an ACL injury in one of his knees.
The injury occurred within 24e A minute of the Cold Cup group stage match between Canada and the United States on Sunday in Kansas City. Canada suffered a 1-0 loss but already qualified for the quarter-finals.
Aquinola was injured when James Sands tried to steal the ball from him in the US training ground.
At that time, Akinola had been lying on the ground for several minutes, feeling palpable pain.
Additionally, Soccer Canada has confirmed that striker Kyle Larrain, who was injured in the same match, will also be sidelined with a leg injury, the nature of which has not been determined.
Larin left the field during 53e minutes of playing.
After finishing second in Group B, behind the United States, Canada will play their next Gold Cup match on Sunday in Arlington, Texas, against Jamaica or Costa Rica.
Canada has up to 24 hours before the start of this morning to reveal who will replace Akinola and Larren.
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