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Canadian Premier League Concussion Injury

Grant, Collomb Out For Weeks After Collision

By on August 6, 2023 0 793 Views

When the Halifax Wanderers stormed York Lions Stadium and made way with three points last weekend, an early collision between York United’s Jonathan Grant and Halifax’s Theo Collomb resulted in both players being substituted through concussion protocol.

Both ended up attending the hospital, and are expected to be sidelined for a number of weeks.

As reported by Benedict Rhodes, Guyanese international Jonathan Grant suffered a fracture in the collision that will keep him out for most of August. When we asked Halifax boss Patrice Gheisar about Collomb, we got an estimation of a similar timeline.

Both players have made twelve appearances across all competitions for their respective sides this season, through Grant had accumulated about 300 more minutes of game time. Collomb has secured a solid return of four goals in his 522 minutes, with his first having come right on his debut against Vancouver FC.

Halifax Wanderers Theo Collomb
Photo Credit: Trevor MacMillan / Halifax Wanderers

We’ve already seen how York United will pivot with Grant’s absence: the club put Paris Gee as its right back with Ferrari on the opposite wing against Atletico Ottawa yesterday, with a centre-back pairing of Tass Mourdoukoutas and Noah Abatneh allowing for some much-needed domestic U-21 minutes to accumulate.

The Wanderers will host a coast-to-coast clash tomorrow afternoon against Pacific, with both Massimo Ferrin and Thiago Coimbra expected to be options up top.

With the business end of the season fast approaching, both teams are playing hot potato with a playoff position and will need a run of points to lock in a postseason chapter this year.

Header Image Photo Credit: John Jacques

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