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Injury Report: Erickson Gallardo undergoes surgery; Pozuelo, Mavinga ruled out vs. CF Montreal

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The first official injury report of the season is a long one ... and it isn’t pretty.

Leon v Toronto - Concacaf Champions League 2021 Photo by Leopoldo Smith/Getty Images

TORONTO, Canada—This isn’t pretty. The Toronto FC injury report is a long one ahead of their season opener against CF Montreal Saturday afternoon.

Ruled out ahead of the match is Achara (Left ACL surgery), Julian Dunn (Right Hip Osteochondral injury), Erickson Gallardo (right groin surgery), Chris Mavinga (left calf), and Alejandro Pozuelo (right thigh).

Jozy Altidore (right thigh), Tsubasa Endoh (left athletic pubalgia), and Jonathan Osorio (right thigh) are all listed as questionable, however, Osorio will not be eligible to partake in Saturday’s 401 Derby as a result of a one-game suspension picked up against Nashville SC last season.

The big news is obviously Gallardo, Dunn, and Achara all appear to be sidelined for the unforeseeable future. Achara and Dunn were placed on the MLS Injured List meaning they will be sidelined for a minimum six games. Dunn, meanwhile, who is still just 20 years old, has yet to play in a match in 2021.

Gallardo, meanwhile, left the opening leg of the club’s Round of 16 Concacaf Champions League match vs. Club Leon after helping to score lone goal for Toronto FC in a 1-1 draw. The Venezuelan winger just can’t catch a break.

For cover and after his stellar showing, Toronto FC signed Homegrown defender Luke Singh to a first-team contract through the 2025 campaign. Singh becomes the 26th player in club history to sign for the first team from the Toronto FC Academy.

Some positive news is that Ayo Akinola and Eriq Zavaleta were not listed on the injury report. Akinola has been out of action for the majority of preseason and did not suit up for the club’s two CCL matches earlier this month.

Toronto FC and Montreal kick off at 2 pm EST.