Toronto FC striker Jozy Altidore offered a blunt update Monday on the quad strain that has kept him out of the MLS playoffs.

"It’s been a while. At this point, it’ll take a little bit of a miracle to be out there on Sunday," he said, referencing the MLS Cup final in Seattle against the Sounders. "But that’s where I am. And I’ve just got to try to keep trying to get myself there."

Pressed on what’s needed to get back on the field in time for Sunday’s sold-out championship game at CenturyLink Field, Altidore repeated "a miracle" and laughed.

"As simple as that," he added. "That’s where we’re at at this point. Like I said, I just keep trying to chip away, trying to get myself there."

Coach Greg Vanney wasn’t fazed by Altidore’s assessment.