For Amadou Sanyang, the next three weeks of preseason are all about catching up. The Gambian midfielder was forced to sit out much of the team's time in Florida after breaking his nose during the 1-1 draw against the University of Central Florida on February 11, but he is now back in training and determined to make up for lost time.
Amadou Sanyan in action against DC United in 2009. (Getty)
Sanyang has been wearing a protective bandage in training as he continues his recovery. "It wasn't good for me because I lost two or three weeks of preseason," he told Toronto FC TV in Oakville Thursday. "I had surgery and everything is now going fine. I am recovering well."
"I got elbowed in a game against a University team and had to miss a couple of games after that. It has not fully healed yet. I have to wear a bandage in practice to protect it."
"I missed three weeks of practice at the beginning of preseason so it is very important for me to catch up. I am working hard and doing well. With the help of Allah everything will be fine with me."
Sanyang made his Toronto debut as a substitute in the 1-1 tie at New England last August and went on to make seven appearances in MLS. He signed for the Reds from Real de Banjul Football Club in Gambia and is a member of the Gambian U-20 squad.