Canada's WIll Johnson
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Johnson excused from Canada camp after ankle sprain

Will Johnson has been excused from Canadian national team camp after suffering an ankle sprain during Canada's 7-0 win in a World Cup qualifier at St. Lucia on Friday, the Canadian Soccer Association announced on Saturday.

The Real Salt Lake midfielder has returned to Utah for further treatment, and will miss Canada's next qualifier against Puerto Rico in Toronto on Tuesday night (7 pm ET, Rogers Sportsnet One).

The 24-year-old was tackled hard early in the first half against the St. Lucians and, after briefly attempting to continue playing, he was subbed out of the match by coach Stephen Hart in the 17th minute.

A CSA spokesperson confirmed to that no replacement will be called to fill Johnson’s roster spot.

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