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Toronto FC forward Danny Dichio looked clear-headed and alert as he walked out of Giants Stadium following TFC’s 2-0 loss to the Red Bulls. The big English striker left the match after just playing two minutes when Red Bulls defender Gabriel Cichero caught Dichio with an elbow to the face. Having just missed a month of action with a concussion, Dichio was removed from the match for precautionary reasons.
“I’m okay, just got a bit of a bad headache,” Dichio said after the match. “I was scared at first because I’ve just come back from (a concussion) but we’ll keep our fingers crossed that everything’s fine.”
Dichio was replaced by Jarrod Smith in the 49th minute of Sunday’s match, marking just four minutes of action a week after he played 10 minutes in TFC’s 1-0 win against Colorado. Dichio says he was replaced for precautionary reasons.
After the match, Dichio stated that the way he was feeling following the Cichero elbow wasn’t at all like the feeling when he suffered the concussion on July 1st against the Vancouver Whitecaps, which forced him to miss a month of action. That said, Dichio will have to wait a while to be re-evaluated ahead of Saturday’s match against New England.