Toronto star Lorenzo Insigne made his first appearance for Toronto since September 5. He and his wife Genny, who is six months pregnant, reportedly recently lost their unborn baby.
The MLS team announced the striker, who joined the club in the summer, was released from duty last Friday due to a “personal family situation”.
Italian point of sale Gazzetta dello Sport reported on Saturday that the Insignia had lost their unborn baby, who would have been their third child together.
The report claims the Italy international’s wife was six months pregnant before the tragic loss.
According to Canada, Insigne returned to training on Wednesday The Sports Networkafter missing out on the team’s 4-2 loss to Atlanta last Saturday.
According to the report, his Italian compatriot Domenico Criscito also skipped training on September 8 “to support Lorenzo and his family”.
Insigne has been left out of Italy’s squad for upcoming Nations League games but returned to Toronto’s starting line-up tonight.
The Canadians were clearly humiliated by the home team 4-0.
Insigne played the full 90 minutes as Toronto continued their recent struggles, now four games without a win.
During a game against Nashville last month, the Italian appeared to be celebrating pregnancy after a miraculous stroke, tucking the ball under his shirt and sucking his thumb.
Since joining Toronto in July, Insigne has scored six goals and collected two assists.
Before arriving in MLS, Insigne was a force for his youth club Napoli. The little winger made 337 appearances and scored 96 goals.
The couple married a decade ago, in 2012, and already have two sons together, Carmine and Christian, who were born in 2013 and 2015 respectively.