VANCOUVER, British Columbia (AP) — Haiti goalkeeper Ednie Limage was hospitalized with a possible spinal injury after colliding with a teammate during an Olympic qualifying game against Canada on Thursday.
Limage was reaching for a high ball when she was struck hard by midfielder Samantha Marie-Ann Brand in the second half of Haiti’s 6-0 loss. Limage fell to the ground in pain, still clutching the ball.
Limage was carried off the field and treated near the Haiti bench for much of the second half. Then she was immobilized on a hospital stretcher and taken from the stadium.
Coach Ronald Luxieux said through a translator that the 26-year-old Limage was “suffering quite a bit” and that “it might be a spinal injury.” He said he expected to have an update on Friday.
Limage lives in Canada and plays for the University of Moncton in New Brunswick.