Chris Rolfe to miss Saturday debut due to training injury

Minor ankle injury to keep striker from debut vs. Toronto

Those hoping to see Chris Rolfe make his re-debut with the Fire Saturday afternoon in Toronto will have to wait a little bit longer after the newly re-acquired Fire striker suffered a mild ankle sprain in Thursday’s training session.

“We were just doing a finishing drill yesterday and the ball came across the goal,” Rolfe told Chicago-Fire.com Friday morning. “My toe got stuck in the turf and my body kept going forward and I just rolled over the top of it.”

Considered a minor injury, the Fire training staff found no structural damage and will evaluate his status day-to-day. Typically, expected time out can be up to two weeks.

Confirmed by Fire head coach Frank Klopas of being in the planned 18 for Saturday’s match at Toronto, Rolfe admitted disappointed to not be making his debut this weekend but is hopeful to return quickly.

“I’m disappointed not to be ready for Toronto but I’m here this morning, I’ll be taking care of it when I get home and I’m working to be back very soon.”