DeMerit diagnosed with tendon tear in left ankle

'Caps centre back expected to miss at least six weeks

DeMerit closeup in training

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VANCOUVER, BC – Vancouver Whitecaps FC confirmed today that defender Jay DeMerit has been diagnosed with a tendon tear in his left ankle following an MRI in Bristol, Connecticut. DeMerit has opted for non-surgery rehabilitation and will be out for at least six weeks.

The 6-foot-1 centre back suffered the injury during the first half of Vancouver’s most recent match, a 3-3 draw at Philadelphia Union on Saturday, June 7. DeMerit is following an acute care program in Connecticut and will return to Vancouver on Sunday, June 15 to continue his rehabilitation.

So far this season, DeMerit has started 11 of the club’s 13 MLS matches, playing a total of 924 minutes.

Whitecaps FC play their next match on Wednesday, June 25 when they host Montreal Impact at BC Place. Tickets remain available at whitecapsfc.com/tickets

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