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Injury Blow for Canada

Monday Jul 6, 2009 in Canada National Team - Men

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(Carpenter, left, after Canada lost to Ireland earlier this year. Alex Goff photo.)

Edmonton, Alb. – Canada received bad news this week as No. 8 and vice captain Aaron Carpenter was confirmed to have a broken arm.

Carpenter, who was the most active and effective forward for the Canadian team in their 12-6 loss to the USA on Saturday, left the game with an arm injury – he got his arm stuck under a ruck and the pile shifted, breaking his forearm.

Saturday was Carpenter’s 18th-straight match for Canada, but that streak is over as he is out for at least six weeks. It is likely this means a starting place for Nanyak Dala in the back row.

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