Jozy Altidore sidelined four to six weeks following foot surgery

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Toronto FC’s difficult start to the 2018 MLS season has come as a result of several factors, but injuries continue to be a resounding contributor for the defending league champions.

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On Tuesday, the club announced that striker Jozy Altidore will be sidelined four to six weeks after undergoing foot surgery to remove bone fragments from the afflicted area.

Altidore has scored twice in his three league appearances for TFC this season, while also helping the Canadian side reach the CONCACAF Champions League final — where Greg Vanney’s side fell to Chivas Guadalajara.

The U.S. Men’s National Team striker is coming off of his best MLS season in 2017, where Altidore recorded 17 goals and six assists as Toronto FC went on to win MLS Cup.

Given the current timetable for Altidore’s return, the 28-year-old could miss all three of the USMNT’s upcoming international friendlies with the injury setback.

The U.S. will face Bolivia on May 28 in Chester, PA before taking on Ireland and France on June 2 and June 9, respectively.