Montreal loses Piatti for another 8-12 weeks
Montreal’s lofty hopes just took a major hit, with annual Player of the Season candidate Ignacio Piatti lost for 8-12 weeks with a ligament injury.
Piatti, 34, has scored 75 goals for the Impact since arriving from San Lorenzo in 2014, chipping in 34 assists to boot. He scored 16 or more goals in each of the previous three seasons, including a 16+11 campaign last year.
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He scored thrice in the club’s first three matches this season before a knee injury cost him the next 10. He returned for two matches before this current flare-up.
The Impact have dealt with Piatti’s absence well, sitting two points back of East-leading DC United. They have a seven-point lead on eight-place Toronto FC, who have played three less matches.
Saphir Taidir becomes even more in-focus for Montreal during Piatti’s absence, though getting him back for the stretch run would be a nice boon for Remi Garde.
INFO | Ignacio Piatti devrait être absent environ 8 semaines (12 dans le pire des cas), selon mes informations.— Vincent Destouches (@100_Soccer) May 30, 2019
L’Argentin s’est étiré le ligament extérieur de son genou droit, vendredi contre LAFC. Ce n’est pas la même blessure que celle subie à Orlando en mars. #IMFC @MLS