CF Montréal forward Mason Toye out 6-8 weeks with knee injury

Mason Toye

CF Montréal will be without forward Mason Toye for the next 6-8 weeks, as the club announced Wednesday he’s undergone successful knee surgery to repair a torn left meniscus.

The prescribed timeline could keep Toye out through mid-June, at which point Montréal will be nearly halfway through their 2023 regular season.

Toye, 24, has battled injuries during his Montréal career. The former US youth international has tallied nine goals and one assist across 41 regular-season games (22 starts), limited to just under 1,900 minutes since joining midway through the 2020 season in a trade from Minnesota United FC.

Without Toye, Montréal are expected to lean upon Romell Quioto, Chinonso Offor and Sunusi Ibrahim at striker. In late February, the Canadian club dealt Kei Kamara to Chicago Fire FC after he requested a trade.

Toye’s injury is the latest in a lengthy list for Montréal, with attacking midfielder Matko Miljevic (knee), midfielder Samuel Piette (adductor), center back George Campbell (ankle) and goalkeeper James Pantemis (shoulder) all missing time.

Montréal, last (15th place) in the Eastern Conference table entering Matchday 8, have scored just three goals while starting the year 1W-5L-0D. After finishing second in the Eastern Conference table a year ago, Montréal are in their first season under head coach Hernan Losada. The Argentine manager arrived after Wilfried Nancy departed to lead the Columbus Crew.