NEWS
03/31/2016 10:33 EDT | Updated 04/01/2017 01:12 EDT

Canadian goalkeeper Erin McLeod sidelined with knee injury ahead of Olympics

OTTAWA — Canada will be without goalkeeper Erin McLeod as it prepares for the next step on the road to the Rio Olympics. And it appears the 33-year-old from St. Albert, Alta., is a long-term casualty.

The Canadian Soccer Association said McLeod is "still assessing her options" after tearing her anterior cruciate ligament last week playing for her club team in Sweden.

Barring a miracle recovery, the goalkeeper would seem to be on the shelf for some time. It's her third ACL injury.

A key member of the Canadian team, McLeod has won 115 caps.

Canada named goalkeepers Stephanie Labbe and Sabrina D'Angelo on its 19-woman roster for an April 4-12 camp and April 10 friendly against the Netherlands in Eindhoven.

All 19 Canadian players were part of the team that won the Algarve Cup in early March.

The roster includes defenders Kadeisha Buchanan and Rhian Wilkinson, midfielders Diana Matheson, Sophie Schmidt and Desiree Scott and forwards Christine Sinclair and Melissa Tancredi.

 

The Canadian Press