Impact to reopen facility Monday
5/23/2020 9:57:52 PM EST
The Montreal Impact will reopen their facility on Monday for players to resume individual voluntary training, the team announced Saturday.
Quebec's Public Health approved the reopening after the Impact submitted protocol to the government, the team said. Between the Centre Nutrilait's two grass fields, up to eight players will be permitted to train at the same time in their own separated quadrants.
Players and essential staff are still not permitted inside the building, and media will not yet be allowed at the facility.
MLS clubs were permitted to begin training on May 6, as long as their plans were approved by the league and local governments. With Montreal reopening, 20 of the league's 26 teams have the green light to resume training.
The other Canadian teams, Toronto FC (May 11) and the Vancouver Whitecaps (May 12), reopened earlier this month.
As they return to training, the Impact will not have midfielder Steeven Saba, who sustained a broken left foot during a "routine jog" earlier this week and will miss 8-12 weeks.
Montreal went 1-0-1 in two games before the season was paused on March 12 due to the coronavirus pandemic.
--Field Level Media