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Dada-Luke, Duncan Both Recovering Following Collision

By on September 25, 2023 0 1710 Views

It’s always a feisty matchup when Forge and Pacific meet eachother in league play, but this weekend saw things take a scary turn when two players suffered a nasty collision that proved game-ending for both.

Both Pacific’s Kunle Dada-Luke and Forge’s Malcolm Duncan were transported to hospital in separate ambulances following the accident, with both clubs later reporting that the athletes were in stable condition.

We asked for updates on both players involved, and today both sides have confirmed that their respective athletes are well on the road to recovery.

Pacific FC Kunle Dada-Luke
Dada-Luke in an earlier match against Forge FC. (Photo Credit: Canadian Premier League)

Pacific has provided an update stating that Kunle Dada-Luke is in good condition. Having posted that he was doing okay from the hospital, the full-back has remained in Toronto and will rejoin Pacific tomorrow.

The 23-year-old has featured in every Pacific match this season, so on the guess that he’ll be sidelined as a precautionary measure, his absence at right-back is sure to be felt.

Pacific striker Djenairo Daniels, who scored the opening goal of the match, had himself suffered a concussion injury earlier this summer, sidelining him for two matches.

Forge FC Malcolm Duncan
Malcolm Duncan in an earlier match against Atletico Ottawa. (Photo Credit: Tim Austin / FreeStyle Photography)

Forge has also confirmed that Duncan, who is in the midst of his second professional season, is expected to fully recover. The Sigma FC graduate has been used as a depth option by Bobby Smyrniotis, and was in the midst of five consecutive appearances prior to the collision.

“I’ve been seeing all the support you guys have been giving after the games two days ago,” said Duncan in a video posted online with a visible wound on his head. “I just wanted to let you guys know that I’m doing alright, and I’m getting better, and I want to thank you guys for all the support.”

This weekend’s match saw Forge leapfrog over Pacific into second place with two games left in the regular season. Whoever finishes behind Cavalry will have a shot at reaching the CPL Final from one straight playoff match, so both teams will be raring to finish strong.

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