CF Montréal midfielder Matko Miljevic out 2-3 months after knee injury

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CF Montréal’s 2023 attack suffered a preseason blow, as the club announced Friday that midfielder Matko Miljevic is out 2-3 months after suffering a left meniscus tear. The knee injury occurred in last weekend’s preseason match against Houston Dynamo FC.

The 21-year-old attacker is expected to shoulder more final-third responsibilities after CF Montréal lost Djordje Mihailovic (transfer to Eredivisie club AZ Alkmaar) and Joaquín Torres (trade to Philadelphia Union) this winter.

In Miljevic's absence, homegrown Sean Rea may get his first MLS minutes after gaining experience while on loan at Canadian Premier League side Valour FC. Ahmed Hamdi is another option, boasting two goals and one assist in 32 MLS games (1,213 minutes played).

In 27 regular-season appearances, Miljevic has two goals and one assist across 827 minutes played. He originally joined CF Montréal in August 2021 after leaving Argentine top-flight side Argentinos Juniors.

The Canadian side, which finished No. 2 in last year’s Eastern Conference table, open their 2023 campaign on Feb. 25 when visiting Inter Miami CF (7:30 pm ET | MLS Season Pass). They’re now led by head coach Hernan Losada after Wilfried Nancy departed in December to lead the Columbus Crew.