April 22nd, 2024

Canadian defender Sydney Collins to miss CONCACAF W Gold Cup with broken ankle

By The Canadian Press on February 20, 2024.

Canada's Sydney Collins, 2, battles Jamaica's Kameron Simmonds, 9, for the ball during first half CONCACAF women's championship soccer series match in Toronto on Tuesday Sept. 26, 2023. Canada will be without Collins at the CONCACAF W Gold Cup after the North Carolina Courage defender fractured her ankle in the Canadian pre-tournament camp. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Nathan Denette

HOUSTON – Canada will be without Sydney Collins at the CONCACAF W Gold Cup after the North Carolina Courage defender fractured her ankle in the Canadian camp.

Canada Soccer said Collins has returned to her NWSL team to start rehabilitation. Bianca St-Georges will replace Collins at CONCACAF’s inaugural women’s Gold Cup.

There was no word on exactly when the injury occurred. Collins was one of 14 players scheduled to attend a pre-tournament camp that wrapped up Sunday in San Antonio, Texas.

The 10th-ranked Canadian women open play Thursday against No. 104 El Salvador at Houston’s Shell Energy Stadium.

Collins has won six caps for Canada while St-Georges, who is also with North Carolina, has nine caps.

This report by The Canadian Press was first published Feb. 20, 2024.

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