MONTREAL - The Montreal Impact's new designated player Hernan Bernarello will be out of action for a few weeks with a foot injury.
The Argentine midfielder made the announcement himself on Twitter on Tuesday and posted a picture of his swollen left foot. His message said he would be out "at least three weeks."
He suffered the injury in the Impact's 0-0 draw in Philadelphia on Saturday night.
A team spokesman said they had not yet received results of an MRI exam but that it appears he will be out of action for a few weeks.
Bernardello, 27, played four matches since he signed with Montreal on July 23. He is the team's second DP after striker Marco Di Vaio.
He has been playing a holding midfield role alongside Patrice Bernier. Likely candidates to fill that spot are Davy Arnaud and Collen Warner.