Broken leg forces Brampton’s Buchanan to miss Canada’s Copa América quarterfinal


Published July 3, 2024 at 9:05 pm

Ontario, Brampton, Copa América, soccer, Canada, broken leg, surgery, tibia
Canada's Tajon Buchanan was set to have surgery Wednesday (July 3) after breaking his leg in practice a day earlier. CP PHOTO

Canada Soccer confirmed that Brampton native Tajon Buchanan has a broken leg and was set to undergo surgery Wednesday (July 3).

The Canadian attacker will miss Canada’s Copa America quarterfinal match against Venezuela on Friday at AT&T Stadium in Arlington, Texas after breaking his tibia in a practice on Tuesday in nearby Forth Worth.

In a short statement, Canada soccer said the Inter Milan player sustained was taken to a local hospital for further evaluation and treatment and later a spokesman confirmed surgery had been set to repair a broken tibia.

Practice was cancelled after Buchanan was taken away in an ambulance.

The 25-year-old had played in all three Copa América games, helping Canada’s men’s team, ranked 48 in the FIFA world men’s standings, reach the quarterfinals for the first time in the country’s history.

Buchanan is the first Canadian to play in Serie A football after leaving Belgium’s Club Brugge to sign with Inter Milan.

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