Didier Drogba Injury: Updates on Impact Star's Toe and Return

Gianni Verschueren@ReverschPassFeatured Columnist

MONTREAL, QC - JULY 30: Former Chelsea player Didier Drogba of the Ivory Coast is presented to fans of the MLS team Montreal Impact during a jersey presentation and press conference at Stade Saputo on July 30, 2015 in Montreal, Quebec, Canada. (Photo by Jean Catuffe/Getty Images)
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Didier Drogba's rocky start to his MLS career is set to continue, as the Montreal Impact star will miss the club's rivalry match against Toronto FC with a toe injury.

Continue for updates.

Toe Injury Keeps Drogba Sidelined Against Toronto

Friday, August 28

As reported by Goal's Mike Slane, the 37-year-old striker will miss Saturday's clash with Toronto due to a toe injury, having already sat out Wednesday's Amway Canadian Championship match against the Vancouver Whitecaps.

MLSSoccer.com's Olivier Tremblay confirmed the news.

The former Chelsea star joined the MLS side in July but has so far been limited to one cameo appearance, making his debut on Monday against the Philadelphia Union. His showing there was immediately overshadowed by a minor controversy, as he refused to talk to the media, via Goal Canada's Nick Sabetti:

Drogba is one of many star players who moved to the MLS during the past season, but while the likes of Andrea Pirlo have already made a significant impact for their new clubs, the Ivorian is yet to do the same.

The toe injury shouldn't keep him sidelined for too long, however, with Tremblay reporting the damage is “minor.”

Montreal are locked in a tight play-off battle with Toronto and the New England Revolution and would have loved to have had Drogba available for Saturday's pivotal match, although the veteran likely would have started on the bench given his lack of match rhythm.

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