Scorpions, Montreal in wait as Nyassi faces injury lay off


Even for his club, this is quite an ill-timed injury setback for the winger who built on a productive preseason to open Montreal Impact’s scoring account for this season, 10 minutes into the match against Dallas.

Montreal coach Frank Klopas said of the injury: “Nyassi’s head is firmly in place but a left knee injury will keep him off the field for at least two weeks.”

Nyassi sustained the injury on March 8, in the 66th minute on Montreal’s 3-2 lost away at FC Dallas. Following a failed Michel Pereira free kick, Nyassi took the ball straight to the face as Kellyn Acosta tried to pump it into the box for Dallas. Referee Jorge Luna whistled apparently fearing a head injury, but replays showed that Nyassi had landed with his left leg bent under his body.


“With his knee, I think he is going to be out for a while – a couple of weeks at least,” Klopas told reporters after Impact training on Tuesday.

“Looking at the play, thank God that, it wasn’t worse than that, in the way he landed on his knee. But he will definitely be out for a couple of weeks.” 

Klopas further praised Nyassi’s capacity to open up and stretch backlines.”With a guy like Sanna that you can bring in and start, he’s always a threat because of his ability in the final third.” 

Meanwhile pressure told on the Eastern Conference franchise, as they are yet to pick up their first point in the new season after two games. The Gambian did not travel with the club away to Houston Dynamo due to the incident and is being medically attended.”He is a guy that we miss, for sure, but that’s why you have a team. Other guys get opportunities and they have to step up which they did last Saturday against Houston Dynamo,” the coach observed.


Author: Pa Assan Badjan in London