Whitecaps FC's Masato Kudo out indefinitely with fractured jaw

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The Vancouver Whitecaps will be without Masato Kudo for the foreseeable future after the Japanese striker suffered a fractured jaw in last night’s 2-1 win against the Chicago Fire.

Kudo is scheduled to undergo surgery and there is no timetable on his return to the lineup.

From today’s Whitecaps media release:

Masato would like thank all supporters, fans, family, friends, and members of the soccer community for their outpouring of support.

Kudo was injured in a violent collision in the 11th minute of last night’s match with Chicago goaltender Matt Lampson. Lampson expressed remorse immediately following the game.

The Whitecaps will head to Toronto for Saturday’s match against TFC, but clearly Kudo’s health was top of mind for his teammates.

Image: Vancouver Whitecaps FC / Twitter

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