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Yeferson Soteldo suffers Grade 2 muscle injury; will miss 4-6 weeks

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Things are going from bad to worse for this Toronto FC team...

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TORONTO, Canada—While Toronto FC are expected to get one of their stars back Saturday vs. Columbus Crew in Alejandro Pozuelo, it appears that another one has gone down injured.

Newly-acquired designated player Yeferson Soteldo has suffered a Grade 2 muscle injury to his left thigh according to the Venezuelan Soccer Federation.

The extent of the injury is unknown, but according to the press release, he has not been ruled out for Venezuela’s upcoming Copa America matches on June 14 and June 18 and his status will be evaluated on a day-to-day basis.

According to Neil Davidson of the Canadian Press, Toronto FC is hoping that Soteldo will be able to recover in ‘four to six weeks.’ The international break coming up is a three-week lapse.

Toronto FC have yet to dress three designated players for a match this season, with Pozuelo missing the past two months recovering from ... a thigh injury suffered April 1 vs. Columbus in a preseason match.

Jozy Altidore, meanwhile, doesn’t look like he’ll be in the mix anytime soon after a rift in training with head coach Chris Armas. The 31-year-old striker has been told to train on his own by the club.

Things are going from bad to worse very quickly for this Toronto FC team, who have just five points from their first six matches.

The team kicks off against the reigning MLS Cup Champs Columbus Crew at 3 pm EST tomorrow.