TFC’s Sebastian Giovinco leaves game vs. NYCFC with back injury

Toronto FC general manager Tim Bezbatchenko joins Prime Time Sports to discuss the state of Toronto FC.

Toronto FC star striker Sebastian Giovinco left Wednesday’s contest against New York City FC with a lower-back contusion.

Giovinco was substituted off in the 39th minute after missing a scoring chance in the box and colliding with NYCFC defender Alexander Callens, who came from behind on the play.

The Italian forward appeared to be in a lot of pain after the collision and was replaced by Canadian midfielder Jay Chapman.

Coming into Wednesday’s contest at Yankee Stadium, Giovinco was TFC’s leading scorer with nine goals this season.

TFC ended up drawing NYCFC 2-2 thanks to a 91st-minute penalty-kick goal from Víctor Vazquez.

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