There might not be a player more excited for the season to start on March 4th than Montreal Impact midfielder Andres Romero who has been out of the game for the entire 2016-2017 season due to a knee injury. The 27-year-old is still recovering from a torn ACL he suffered on October 10th 2015 against the Colorado Rapids.
The Argentine player will have to prove himself back if he wants to get minutes in Mauro Biello’s starting lineup. His natural right wing spot has been rightfully taken by Dominic Oduro this past year and with Ballou Jean-Yves Tabla emerging as one of the teams top prospects on the attacking front, it should be an interesting year full of battles and challenges for the returning player.
Getting back out there after a 14-month absence isn’t an easy task to do. Sure it will take time for the Argentine to get his game back, but his return will certainly add some possibilities for Biello who praises the speed and the dribbling ability of his winger earlier this week. Romero who played 40 minutes in a preparation game against the University of South Florida last Friday, hopes to be 100% healthy for the first game of the regular season.
It’s not the first time the midfielder will have to step his game up on his Impact journey. After some tough stretches and a bit of criticism at the start of his Montreal career, Romero won the team Player of the Year award in 2014 and secured his spot as one of the squads most exciting and creative minds in the offensive part of the pitch.