Sebastian Giovinco to undergo scan after injury

The reigning MLS MVP will have to undergo tests after he was forced off with a quad injury Saturday evening.

Toronto FC is in for a nervy few days as star attacker Sebastian Giovinco will undergo tests after being forced off with an injury in Saturday evening’s 1-0 loss to the Montreal Impact.

In the 64th minute of the contest, Giovinco hit the turf after contact from Laurent Ciman. He continued on, but the reigning MLS MVP ended up back on the ground minutes later. He was replaced by Tsubasa Endoh, and appeared to be favoring his groin or quad muscle.

Toronto head coach Greg Vanney confirmed the injury and said Giovinco will head for tests Sunday.

“He’s sore so we’ll get a scan tomorrow and see what we’ve got going on,” Vanney told reporters after the game. “I can’t speculate on it but it’s the quad region soreness and he felt it enough to feel like it didn’t make sense to keep pushing.”

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Giovinco is having another MVP-caliber campaign, scoring 16 goals on the campaign, which is tied for the league lead with NYCFC’s David Villa. He also has 13 assists, which is good for second in MLS behind Sacha Kljestan of the New York Red Bulls.

Toronto, still in first in the Eastern Conference heading into action Sunday, next plays Sept. 10 against the Chicago Fire, giving Giovinco two weeks to recover.