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Toronto FC defender Drew Moor sidelined by irregular heartbeat

Toronto FC defender Drew Moor (3) reacts after defeating the Montreal Impact during overtime MLS eastern conference playoff soccer final action in Toronto on Wednesday, November 30, 2016.

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Toronto FC will be without veteran defender Drew Moor for Saturday's match against Columbus Crew SC.

The MLS team says a medical exam following training this week showed a cardiac arrhythmia – or irregular heartbeat.

The team said in a statement that further testing is needed "to determine diagnosis and management."

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Moor will not travel with the to Columbus "as a precaution."

The 33-year-old Texan has anchored the Toronto defence since joining the club prior to the 2016 season as a free agent from Colorado.

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