TORONTO, Canada—Toronto FC forward Jozy Altidore revealed on Instagram today that he has undergone successful surgery on his right leg.
Altidore, 31, was substituted at halftime against New York City FC on August 7 and has subsequently missed the last two matches with what the team described as a lower-leg injury.
Coach Javier Perez was asked about the status of both Ralph Priso and Altidore following Wednesday night’s loss to Atlanta United. Here’s what he had to say:
“Yeah, at the moment, I don’t — I don’t have any updates specifically,” said Perez. “The only thing I can say is that in both cases, unfortunately, and after the medical evaluations we have working in the background, it looks a little bit more severe than what we initially thought. So, we don’t have a timeline for them to come back with the team but it looks like going to be both out for a period of time.”
Jozy Altidore reveals on Instagram that he has undergone surgery on his right leg pic.twitter.com/6y3nehotzi— Michael Singh (@MichaelSingh94) August 19, 2021
In 10 MLS appearances this season — 489 minutes — the designated player has registered just two goals, matching is goal total last season where he scored twice and added an assist in 746 minutes. The Toronto FC legend is under contract through the 2022 season.
It is unclear at this time exactly how long Altidore will be sidelined for, but with Ayo Akinola already ruled out for the remainder of the season following surgery for a torn ACL, and Toronto FC desperately searching for a goal-scoring threat up top, it’s more bad news for the club who currently find themselves in last place in Major League Soccer.
Here’s to a speedy recovery, Jozy.