As it turns out, Designated Player Marco Di Vaio's arrival is coming at just the right time for the Montreal Impact.
Striker Bernardo Corradi was diagnosed with a torn ACL in his left knee that will rule him out for "up to six months," according to the Impact. For Corradi, 36, though, an ACL tear at this juncture likely means at the very least a six-month recovery period, which would rule him out for the rest of the season unequivocally. Corradi had just agreed to extend his short-term deal with the Impact through the end of the 2012 MLS campaign.
With Corradi out, the onus falls on the likes of rookie Andrew Wenger, Justin Braun and Sanna Nyassi to lead the charge up top this weekend against Houston prior to Di Vaio's integration into the team. Di Vaio has already started training with the Impact and will be eligible to play as of June 27, when the summer transfer window opens and when the Impact host Toronto FC.
Corradi had four goals and an assist in 11 games (seven starts) with the Impact.
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