Toronto FC midfielder Jonathan Osorio misses camp in Canada, matches with injury

An injury has prevented Toronto FC’s Jonathan Osorio from going to Canada this week in Vancouver.

The 29-year-old midfielder was forced to leave Toronto’s 3-2 victory over Chicago in the 13th minute on Saturday. Coach Bob Bradley said after the MLS game that the first word was “lower body discomfort.”

“There’s something that’s been kind of lingering that they haven’t specifically put their finger on,” Bradley said. “And we’ll see what it means now in this next period. Obviously it’s an international break, but we have to get to the bottom of what it is. Because he will feel good and then something seems not right. “

A key part of both Toronto and Canada’s midfields, Osorio is part of John Herdman’s leadership group with the Canadian team.

Osorio, whose start on Saturday was his first since April 30, was scheduled to go to Canada in Vancouver ahead of the CONCACAF Nations League games against Curaçao and Honduras. Canada Soccer is also looking for a replacement opponent for the canceled game against Iran next Sunday at BC Place Stadium.

Canada is scheduled to host Curaçao on June 9 in Vancouver and then play in Honduras on July 13.

Osorio made 55 appearances for Canada with seven goals and seven assists.

He is the second player from a Canadian MLS team to miss the national team this week due to injury. An ankle injury forced CF Montreal midfielder Djordje Mihailovic to withdraw from the US training camp roster ahead of the June friendlies and play in the CONCACAF Nations League.

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