Kudo, a Japanese international in his first year with the Whitecaps, appeared dazed and bloodied, and has been taken to a local Vancouver hospital for evaluation.
Masato Kudo on his way to VGH for further examination. He's alert and aware. #VWFC— Farhan Devji (@farhandevji) May 12, 2016
The incident occurred in the 12th minute. Kudo was chasing a long-ball from 'Caps midfielder Matias Laba as Lampson came off his line to collect the wayward pass. Lampson was first to the ball, cradling it before attempting to duck out of the way.
Unfortunately he and Kudo slammed into each other, and Kudo received the worst of the collision. He reportedly bit his tongue and lip on impact, which led to profuse bleeding.
The Whitecaps trainers tended to Kudo for several minutes, after which he was able to sit up and then stand. He was driven off the field in a cart.
"It's just unlucky," Lampson told CSN-Chicago at halftime. "I'm going in, I think his head just hit my shoulder. It's just part of the game."