Playing only 6 games out of a possible of 12, it was announced that Ignacio Piatti was suffering from tendinitis on his left knee. Leaving in the 56th minute in his last game vs the San Jose Earthquakes (Sept 20th) , Piatti couldn't handle the pain anymore.
His tendinitis is serious enough for the Argentinean Designated Player to undergo surgery, specifically a bursectomy and will do so in Argentina. It is estimated that Nacho will miss eight weeks but the club assures that he will be ready for the start of the 2015 training camp and eventually, the CONCACAF Quarter-Finals vs Mexican side C.F. Pachuca.
Evidently, the wear and tear of playing with San Lorenzo in Argentina's Primera División and a long run in the Copa Libertadores has caught up to the star offensive midfielder.
Impact fans are bracing for ... Impact.
The Impact's press release:
The Montreal Impact announced on Thursday that midfielder and Designated Player Ignacio Piatti will undergo a bursectomy tonight in Argentina to treat tendinitis in his left knee.
"After consulting doctors in Montreal and in Argentina, Ignacio has decided to undergo this minor procedure in order to be ready for next season," said Executive Vice President of Soccer Operations Richard Legendre. "It is a procedure that is very often done amongst soccer players in Europe and South America, with a very high success rate."
The eight-week recovery period will enable Piatti to be ready for the start of training camp in 2015.
Following his arrival with the Impact in August, the Argentine midfielder tallied four goals and an assist in six starts in the regular season and two assists in two CONCACAF Champions League group stage games.