Tennis Canada announced Thursday that Vancouver's Vasek Pospisil won't play in the Davis Cup match because of a severe bone bruise to his right wrist.
That's a huge blow to a Canadian squad already missing its top singles player, hard-serving Milos Raonic of Thornhill, Ont., who is recovering from the lingering affects of foot surgery.
Pospisil is coming off a solid performance at Wimbledon, reaching the men's singles quarter-finals before losing in straight sets to Britain's Andy Murray on Wednesday.
Pospisil's replacement will be announced at a later date.
The tie will be played in Ostend, Belgium starting July 17.