Haiti goalkeeper hospitalized after collision

Haiti goalkeeper hospitalized after collision
Haiti goaltender Ednie Limage (12) reacts after being hit by her teammate Samantha Marie-Ann Brand, left, during the second half against Canada in a CONCACAF women’s Olympic qualifying tournament match in Vancouver, British Columbia, Thursday, Jan. 19, 2012.
AP Photo/The Canadian Press, Jonathan Hayward
Jonathan Hayward

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.

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