The attacking dynamo exited Toronto FC's game against Tigres UANL at BMO Field on Wednesday, in the inaugural edition of a one-off cup game between the champions of MLS and Liga MX, shortly before halftime due to an apparent injury.
It was not immediately clear how Giovinco was injured, but Giovinco hit the deck as another TFC player, Justin Morrow, appeared to be getting ready to sub out of the game himself. Instead, the Italian departed, replaced by Lucas Janson.
After halftime ESPN sideline reporter Sebastian Salazar revealed that "The Atomic Ant" had been sidelined by calf cramps.
In his 40 minutes of play, Giovinco had three shots and served two corner kicks for Toronto, both of which led to clear chances for the Reds.