Jozy Altidore - Toronto FC - closeup


Toronto FC have a long list of walking wounded right now, but Jozy Altidore is no longer on it.


Altidore returned to training for Toronto FC on Tuesday for the first time since suffering a hamstring injury back in late May that forced him to miss six matches at the club level and the Copa America Centenario at the international level with the US national team. 


The 26-year-old forward has had a history of hamstring problems throughout his career, including early this season, but is hoping that a new approach can put them all behind him.


"In a sense, [the hamstring] was kind of treated wrong," Altidore told reporters on Tuesday. "We went to a couple of specialists and hopefully we've fixed the problem. Obviously with hamstrings, once you have them once or twice they can reoccur, but we hope that since we've corrected it, we can be better going forward now."


"I think it was more of focusing on how treat it," Altidore added. "We didn't treat it right the first few times, and that's why it kept reoccurring. Hopefully, now, we can stop it. That's the goal."


Altidore did not give a timeline on when exactly he would be available to play again for Toronto, but said he did not train in full on Tuesday but would on Wednesday. Regardless of when he is able to suit up, Altidore is pleased about being on the field again with his teammates.


"I'm happy to be back out here, get a sweat, to kind of train with the guys a little bit today, and work my way back," said Altidore.


Altidore has missed a good chunk of this season because of his health issues. The veteran striker has been limited to just six starts in eight league appearances, and has yet to open his scoring account this season.


Toronto FC's next game comes on Saturday when they host the Chicago Fire in an Eastern Conference brawl (7:30 pm ET, TSN4 in Canada and MLS LIVE in the US).