Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Canadian 'Keeper McLeod Has Bone Bruise, Should Be Ready for Olympic Qualifier

Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Canadian 'Keeper McLeod Has Bone Bruise, Should Be Ready for Olympic Qualifier

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Canadian 'keeper Erin McLeod has bone bruise

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TORONTO - Canadian goalkeeper Erin McLeod has a bone bruise but should be ready for the women's Olympic soccer qualifying tournament in Texas in February.

McLeod had to leave the Dec. 20 final of an international tournament in Brazil after falling awkwardly on her right leg in a collision with Brazilian star Marta.

Canadian coach John Herdman said Tuesday that McLeod is listed as week to week but is scheduled to be ready for the CONCACAF qualifying tournament in Houston.

McLeod, a key member of the national team, has won 112 caps for Canada.

Canadian team officials dodged a bullet when captain and talisman Christine Sinclair was injured in August, playing for the Portland Thorns late in the NWSL season. …

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