Canada camp in Bahrain 'devastated' by news of goalkeeper Crepeau's broken leg

Canada camp in Bahrain ‘devastated’ by news of goalkeeper Crepeau’s broken leg

Canada’s first training session at a pre-World Cup training camp in Bahrain on Monday was overshadowed by the heartbreaking news that goalkeeper Maxime Cripeau had returned to the United States, recovering from surgery to repair a broken ankle. done

Crepio suffered the injury while playing for Los Angeles FC in the MLS Cup final on Saturday. The injury occurred in overtime when Kendick, Co. The 28-year-old charged from his penalty box looking for a low backpass, only to collide hard with Philadelphia forward Corey Burke.

Cripio, who left the game on a cart, was red-carded in the match for denying a goal-scoring opportunity. Backup ‘keeper John McCarthy helped LAFC win the penalty shootout and was named the game’s MVP.

“I think everybody’s just devastated about the sheer nature of how it happened,” Canadiens coach John Herdman said Monday. “We lost (defender) Scott Kennedy earlier in the week and then how it unfolded for Max – so late in the game and a situation where he had to put his body on the line. It was such a sad moment.

“I think it shook a lot of people. The injury looked really bad on TV. It was a tough moment, I think, not only for the staff but for the group of players. There’s real concern at the level of this injury. with

LAFC said surgery to repair Crepeio’s right leg on Sunday was a success. Vancouver Whitecaps goalkeeper Thomas Hassell has been called up to the Bahrain camp.

Kennedy was ruled out of the World Cup last week after injuring his shoulder playing for his German club side SSV Jan Regensburg.

There was good news on Sunday for Alphonso Davies, who left Bayern Munich’s game at Hertha Berlin on Saturday with the back of his right leg. The German club later said a hamstring strain would sideline the Canadian for the club’s remaining two games before the World Cup break but would not keep Davies out of the tournament.

“It was a difficult couple of hours, I’ll tell you,” Herdman said.

The 41st-ranked Canadians open their World Cup campaign against No. 2 Belgium on Nov. 23 in Qatar.

Asked if he expected Davis to be ready, Herdman was hopeful but realistic.

“Bayern Munich’s initial assessment would suggest that his recovery could be on target,” the coach said. “So as long as everything goes to plan in the recovery, we expect Alfonso to be available to represent (Canada) in the Belgium game.

“But with injuries like this you never know. It’s sometimes not always a straight line. We won’t count our chickens until Alfonso is in the environment. He will stay with Bayern Munich until necessary. In time to continue his full recovery with Bayern.

The camp in Bahrain is for off-season players, except for all Major League Soccer with midfielder Liam Fraser (KMSK Dens, Belgium). European clubs will play until November 14, the release date for FIFA’s players for the tournament.

Canada plays No. 85 Bahrain in Manama on Thursday. Once assembled, the full squad will play a final practice match against No. 24 Japan in Dubai on November 17.

Herdman said he doubts the team will see Davis after the Japan game.

Crepio, who has won 15 caps for Canada, was expected to back up Milan Borjan in Qatar, possibly with Minnesota United’s Dean St. Clair.

Cripio should join St. Clair and CF Montreal’s James Pantemis in camp in Bahrain.

Crepio’s absence leaves Herdman without experienced cover for Borjan, the 35-year-old defender from Red Star Belgrade who has 67 caps for Canada.

St. Clair has one cap to his credit while Pantemis is uncapped. Both are 25 years old.

“I think that’s always a concern when there’s no experience,” Herdman said. “But when I look at Dean St. Clair, James Pantemis, they’ve been with the team through a lot of these experiences. They’ve bought into the culture. They know what it means to represent this new Canadian (team). And they have earned the right to be here.

“They’ve just been a big part of this journey and always come out and have the right attitude and the right personality. So I think the experience element is matched by the passion and just the desire and the opportunity to hopefully get the chance that they have.” gets, otherwise they wouldn’t have seen it. It’ll be game time against Bahrain and also the game against Japan. … It’s a big opportunity for someone like Dean St. Clair, who with Minnesota Had a real breakout season.

23-year-old Hasal is unknown but has played for Canada at the youth level.

The Herdman players had a light practice session on Monday.

“The boys have come crying,” he said. “They are really happy to be back together. We have told them clearly that the focus is on a strong performance against Bahrain and staying in the present. The future will take care of itself.”

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