Whitecaps FC midfielder Ali Ahmed undergoes successful procedure to repair sports hernia


VANCOUVER, BC – Vancouver Whitecaps FC confirmed that midfielder Ali Ahmed underwent a successful procedure to repair a sports hernia on Friday, January 26. Ahmed is expected to return to training in four to six weeks.

“We are happy to hear that Ali’s procedure was a success,” said Axel Schuster, Whitecaps FC sporting director. “Our performance team will work closely with him to ensure a proper recovery process.”

In his first full season as a member of the first team, Ahmed showed his wide range of versatility by being deployed as a central midfielder, fullback, wingback, and attacking midfielder throughout the year. The native of Toronto, Ontario started 17 of his 30 appearances across all competitions, scoring three goals and adding two assists. Ahmed was named the club’s 2023 Most Promising Male Player by a panel of media.