Lorenzo Insigne forced out with injury just 34 minutes into Toronto FC's season opener against D.C. United

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Toronto FC star Lorenzo Insigne lasted less than a half before being forced out due to an injury suffered in his side's MLS season opener.
  • Insigne forced out early
  • Leaves with a limp after less than a half
  • Key piece of new-look Toronto FC

WHAT HAPPENED? Insigne was replaced by Ayo Akinola after just 34 minutes with TFC already down 1-0 thanks to a goal from Mateusz Klich. The Italian star had pulled up with limping moments prior.

THE BIGGER PICTURE: Insigne, the highest-paid player in MLS, is obviously a key figure for Toronto FC, who made several offseason moves to help make a push back towards the league's elite. An Insigne injury would be a major concern for Bob Bradley's side, even with the presence of fellow Italian Federico Bernardeschi on the other wing.

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WHAT NEXT? TFC will now be forced to sweat when it comes to Insigne's availability as they look ahead to a visit to Atlanta United next weekend.