Canadian goalkeeper Maxime Crepeau is undergoing surgery to repair a broken leg

Canadian goalkeeper Maxime Crepeau is undergoing surgery to repair a broken leg

Canadian international goalkeeper Maxime Cripeau underwent surgery to repair a fracture to his right foot suffered in overtime of Los Angeles FC’s MLS Cup win on Sunday.

LAFC said the surgery was performed at Kaiser Permanente Baldwin Park Medical Center.

The injury will keep Crepio out of the World Cup. He was expected to be one of Milan Borjan’s supporters in Qatar.

Crepio was injured in the 110th minute at Bank of California Stadium on Saturday when he came out of his penalty box and collided with Philadelphia’s Corey Burke, who was following a shot pass.

Adding insult to injury, Cripio was red-carded in the match for denying a goal-scoring chance.

of Kondiak, Que. The 28-year-old was put on a stretcher and left the field. Sitting in a carriage, he held his finger in the air and applauded as the crowd drove away.

At that time the match was tied 2-2. John McCarthy came on to replace Cripio with LAFC forced to sacrifice forward Kwado Opoku due to Cripio’s red card.

The game ended in a 3-3 tie after extra time and LAFC won the penalty shootout 3-0. McCarthy was named MLS Cup MVP for his shootout heroics.

Crepio has won 15 caps for Canada.

“We are thinking of you Maxim,” Canada Soccer tweeted Saturday.

Crepio joined LAFC from the Vancouver Whitecaps in January for a $1 million transfer fee.

There was good news for Canada coach John Herdmann on Sunday when Bayern Munich said a hamstring strain would keep Canadian star Alphonso Davies out of the World Cup. Davies was forced to leave Bayern in the second half of Bayern’s 3-2 win over Hertha Berlin on Saturday after straining the back of his right leg.

Byrne said Sunday that the injury was not as bad as initially feared.

Canada, ranked 41st in the world, opens World Cup play against No. 2 Belgium in Qatar on November 23.

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