Injury came at ‘worst possible time’ for Canadian midfielder Desiree Scott
National team stalwart suffered fractured right foot, won’t play in CONCACAF
The last time Desiree Scott suffered a major injury, she was about 12 years old.
That broken collarbone was nothing compared to the fractured right foot she suffered in September, on the first full day of training camp for the CONCACAF women’s championship. The 31-year-old was out of the tournament before it even started.
In the eight years since she debuted for the Canadian women’s national team, the squad Desiree Scott, right, is nicknamed The Destroyer for her dogged play.
has rarely been without The Destroyer, the nickname Scott earned for her dogged play in midfield. She will likely play fewer than 10 game for her country this calendar year, a career low; at one point, from 2012 to 2016, Scott played in 68 consecutive Canadian matches.
This injury cane at the
“worst possible time,” Scott told the Star from the tournament in Edinburg, Texas, where Canada is 2-0 in the opening round, with another game Thursday against Costa Rica.
“It really, really sucks to be honest, if I’m keeping it real,” she said. “It’s kind of my first
major tournament that I’ve missed since I’ve been on the squad ...
“I’m trying to just keep a positive head on my shoulders but, yeah, it sucks seeing the team succeed and not being a part of that.”
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