Canadian goalkeeper Maxime Crepeau undergoes surgery to repair fractured leg


Canadian worldwide goalkeeper Maxime Crepeau had surgery on Sunday to repair a fracture of his proper leg suffered in further time of Los Angeles FC’s MLS Cup victory.

LAFC mentioned the surgery was carried out at Kaiser Permanente Baldwin Park Medical Center.

The harm will hold Crepeau out of the World Cup. He had been anticipated to be one in every of Milan Borjan’s backups in Qatar.

Crepeau was damage within the one hundred and tenth minute Saturday at Banc of California Stadium when he got here out of his penalty field and collided with Philadelphia’s Cory Burke who was chasing an under-hit again cross.

Adding insult to harm, Crepeau was red-carded on the play for denying a goal-scoring likelihood.

The 28-year-old from Candiac, Que., was positioned on a stretcher and carted off the sphere. Sitting up on the cart, he held his thumb within the air and applauded the gang as he was taken away.

The recreation was tied 2-2 on the time. John McCarthy got here on to change Crepeau with LAFC pressured to sacrifice ahead Kwadwo Opoku to get him on due to Crepeau’s purple card.

The recreation completed tied at 3-3 after further time with LAFC happening to win a penalty shootout 3-0. McCarthy was named MLS Cup MVP for his shootout heroics.

Crepeau has gained 15 caps for Canada.

“We’re considering of you Maxime,” Canada Soccer tweeted Saturday.

Crepeau got here to LAFC from the Vancouver Whitecaps in January in alternate for US$1 million in allocation cash.

There was higher information for Canada coach John Herdman on Sunday when Bayern Munich mentioned a hamstring pressure will not hold Canadian star Alphonso Davies out of the World Cup. Holding the again of his proper leg, Davies was pressured to depart Bayern’s 3-2 win over Hertha Berlin within the second half Saturday.

Bayern mentioned Sunday the harm was not as unhealthy as initially feared.

Canada, ranked forty first on the earth, opens World Cup play Nov. 23 towards No. 2 Belgium in Qatar.

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