The Chicago Fire have been battling injuries to their star goalkeeper, Miguel Almirón, and are hoping to be able to get him back on the field before the end of the regular season.But Almirós contract with Major League Soccer expires at the end at the start of October.
Almirão, who will be 32 years old by the time the MLS season starts in October, missed most of the 2016 season after sustaining an ankle injury in mid-September.
Alvaro said that he had surgery on his ankle at the beginning of November and he will be able play again in mid January.
“I think I will be back in the next couple of weeks,” Almirao told reporters after training on Monday.
“We are trying to find the right time.
The best time is right now.”
The Chicago Fire’s Miguel Alvarado, left, will be out of action until the end in November.
| Getty Images”I am trying to be here until the season is over and that is my goal,” Alvarao added.
“I will be in a good place when I get back.”
Almirao was not at training Monday and the team is also missing a couple of key players, including goalkeeper Sean Johnson, who was not available for comment after training.
Johnson is the second Fire starter to miss the past month with injuries.
Jermaine Jones is currently out with a thigh injury, while goalkeeper Alex Bono is expected to miss another week or so with a lower back strain.
The Chicago Sun-Times reported earlier this month that Almirán is “expected to be out for six to eight weeks.”
If Almiro is not able to return before the start or mid-January, Chicago will miss the playoffs for the first time since 2010.
The Fire finished the 2016 regular season with a 2-8-1 record.