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Jamaican defender not ready to play, but will return to TFC

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Central defender Dicoy Williams will be back with Toronto FC in 2012, but likely won’t be ready for the start of the regular season.

In an interview with the Jamaica Observer, Williams said that he will be back with the Reds in 2012, and will report to training camp Jan. 16. But, he admitted that he isn’t fit seven months after suffering anterior and lateral cruciate ligament to his knee during Jamaica’s run at the Gold Cup.

He said he is still “two to three months away” from getting back into competitive soccer.

Dicoy Williams

From Williams’ comments, it’s clear the big Jamaican won’t be ready for Toronto FC’s first meaningful game of the season — the first leg of the CONCACAF Champions League quarter-final March 7 against the Los Angeles Galaxy. Especially with the game being on artificial surface, it’s hard to see Williams being pushed into service coming off serious knee injuries.

Williams played in eight MLS matches last season, seven of them as a starter.

Before getting injured, Williams played well in May for Toronto FC, giving some hope to a beleaguered back line. One thing is clear, the centre of the defence is Toronto FC’s most pressing need. It is the Reds’ most glaring weakness coming into camp. Getting Williams back during the 2012 season could almost be like making a new signing.

 

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