Toronto FC striker Sebastian Giovinco will return to the lineup for the team for Friday’s home opener against Sporting Kansas City, head coach Greg Vanney announced on Wednesday.

Giovinco missed Toronto FC’s victory over Vancouver Whitecaps on March 18th after being removed in the first half of the previous game against Philadelphia Union following a hard tackle by Oguchi Onyewu.

During the team’s bye week, Giovinco returned to Italy to visit with a physician.

Toronto FC's game against Sporting KC can be seen Friday at 7:30pm et/4:30pm pt on TSN4.