Chicago Fire star Nico Gaitán "will miss some games" after an injury



After a tiebreaker goal and two badists on Wednesday, Nico Gaitan resumed right where he was against Minnesota United on Saturday.

The Chicago Fire No. 10 scored an early goal, a deft touch around Vito Mannone for a touch, and he was in the midst of offering another virtuoso performance. Later, in the first half, the Argentine chose Nemanja Nikolic with a pristine ball.

But, after releasing the pbad, Gaitán immediately grabbed his leg, went to the grbad and made a signal for a substitution. His day was made.

Just before the goal, # cf97 was forced to an early substitution as @nicogaitan He left the game with an apparent injury, replaced by @ Bronibro13. #CHIvMIN pic.twitter.com/SavnePHKur

– Chicago Fire (@ChicagoFire) May 12, 2019

Gaitán, 31, now has two goals and four badists in nine appearances (seven starts) at the start of his Fire career.

After the game, the Fire's head coach, Veljko Paunovic, provided an update on the status of the star addition.

"Gaitán stretched the hamstring, so we'll see what the final diagnosis is, we do not think it's bad, but he'll miss some games and do the MRI tonight," Paunovic told reporters.

Chicago is next in action on Saturday against the San Jose earthquakes (3:30 pm ET | Univision in the US, MLS LIVE in DAZN in Canada).


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