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Report: Matteo Mancosu limped out of Montreal Impact's Wednesday training session

He's the reason the New York Red Bulls are in a one-goal hole for the second leg of their playoff series with IMFC, so yes - it's news.

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It is only Wednesday and the New York Red Bulls don't play Montreal Impact until Sunday, so today's knock in training is little more than tomorrow's check-up with the physiotherapy team.

Still, Matteo Mancosu is Montreal's red-hot striker of the moment. He scored twice (and assisted once) in IMFC's opening win of the 2016 MLS playoffs: a surprisingly emphatic 4-2 win on the road against D.C. United. And it is his quite special goal that sends L'Impact to play RBNY at Red Bull Arena carrying a 1-0 lead in the two-game series.

Reseau des Sports reporter Patrick Friolet advises that Mancosu cut short his Wednesday training session with IMFC, appearing to experience some sort of trouble with his right leg.

A hamstring strain, perhaps. Maybe nothing more than a little tightness and an abundance of caution.

Montreal does have Didier Drogba working his way back to fitness: not a bad stand-in at all, if Mancosu's knock proves to be serious enough to keep him off the field at the weekend. But Drogba's own availability for Sunday is still in question - so keep an eye on the training reports out of Montreal this week.