Chapman Suffers Knee Injury

Edmonton, Alberta – Canadian Women’s World Cup team head coach Even Pellerud today announced defender/midfielder Candace Chapman will miss the upcoming Women’s World Cup after suffering a torn ACL during an exhibition game on Friday, August 22nd. Chapman was flown to Toronto on Monday, August 25th and underwent an MRI which revealed the extent of the injury. A consult for further assessment by an orthopedic surgeon will take place this Wednesday.



“It is disappointing for the team and coaching staff to lose Candace. The timing is very unlucky and definitely unfortunate for Candace,” said Pellerud. “We hope that after her surgery she will be back with the team again.”

Edmonton, Alberta – Canadian Women’s World Cup team head coach Even Pellerud today announced defender/midfielder Candace Chapman will miss the upcoming Women’s World Cup after suffering a torn ACL during an exhibition game on Friday, August 22nd. Chapman was flown to Toronto on Monday, August 25th and underwent an MRI which revealed the extent of the injury. A consult for further assessment by an orthopedic surgeon will take place this Wednesday.



“It is disappointing for the team and coaching staff to lose Candace. The timing is very unlucky and definitely unfortunate for Candace,” said Pellerud. “We hope that after her surgery she will be back with the team again.”



Chapman is a member of the Women’s World Cup Team. She played a prominent role on the Canadian Under-19 silver-medal winning team last summer and has already been capped 21 times at the senior level.



She is expected to be sidelined for 6-9 months and would likely return in time for Athens.

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