DeMerit injury update

Captain suffers ruptured Achilles tendon, out indefinitely

 

VANCOUVER, BC – Vancouver Whitecaps FC confirmed today that centre back Jay DeMerit has suffered a ruptured Achilles tendon and will be out indefinitely. DeMerit will undergo surgery today.

The 6-foot-1, 180-pound defender played the first seven minutes of the season opening 1-0 victory over Toronto FC at BC Place before being replaced by newcomer Brad Rusin. DeMerit entered 2013 coming off of an All-Star season in 2012 in which he started 31 of Vancouver’s 32 matches, contributing a goal and an assist to lead the club to its first ever appearance in the MLS Cup playoffs.