July 14th, 2024

Canada winger Tajon Buchanan to undergo surgery after breaking tibia in training

By The Canadian Press on July 2, 2024.

Winger Tajon Buchanan was injured in practice Tuesday ahead of Canada's Copa America quarterfinal against Venezuela on Friday. Buchanan (17) controls the ball against Chile during the second half of a Copa America Group A soccer match, Saturday, June 29, 2024, in Orlando, Fla. THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP-Phelan M. Ebenhack

ARLINGTON, Texas – Winger Tajon Buchanan is scheduled to undergo surgery Wednesday after breaking his tibia in practice ahead of Canada’s Copa America quarterfinal against Venezuela.

Canada Soccer said the Inter Milan attacker sustained an injury to his lower leg during training Tuesday in nearby Fort Worth. The training session was cancelled after Buchanan was taken away in an ambulance.

Canada Soccer said in a short statement that Buchanan was taken to a local hospital for further evaluation and treatment. A spokesman later confirmed that surgery was scheduled to repair a broken tibia.

Buchanan signed with Inter from Belgium’s Club Brugge in January, becoming the first Canadian to play in Serie A.

The 25-year-old from Brampton, Ont., has won 40 caps for Canada and has seen action in all three Copa America matches so far.

Canada, ranked 48th in the world, plays No. 54 Venezuela on Friday at AT&T Stadium in Arlington.

This report by The Canadian Press was first published July 2, 2024.

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