Canada Soccer cancels training session after Brampton’s Tajon Buchanan suffers leg injury


Published July 2, 2024 at 1:23 pm

Brampton's Tajon Buchanan suffers leg injury
Canada striker Tajon 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. (AP Photo/Phelan M. Ebenhack)

Winger and Brampton’s own Tajon Buchanan was injured in practice Tuesday ahead of Canada’s upcoming Copa America quarterfinal against Venezuela.

Canada Soccer said the Inter Milan attacker from Brampton sustained an injury to his lower leg.

While there was no immediate word on the severity of the injury, 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.

Buchanan came up through the Sigma youth soccer system in Mississauga and played collegiate soccer for Syracuse before signing with New England of Major League Soccer.

The Brampton winger signed a $10 million deal with soccer club Inter Milan in January, making him the first Canadian to play in that country’s top league.

He joined Club Brugges in 2021 and played two-and-a half years with the team – making an appearance in Champions League round of 16 match – before transferring to Inter Milan.

Buchanan has made 35 appearances for Canada, scoring four goals. He was one of several Bramptonians to represent Canada at the 2022 FIFA World Cup, and started in all three of Canada’s games in Qatar during the tournament.

The 25-year-old  has won 40 caps for Canada and has seen action in all three Copa America games so far.

Canada plays Venezuela on Friday at AT&T Stadium in Dallas.

– With files from

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