Shoulder injury: World Cup out for Regensburg’s Kennedy

Shoulder injury: World Cup out for Regensburg's Kennedy

John Regensburg will probably have to do without central defender Scott Kennedy for several months. Therefore, Canada’s central defender will not be able to play in the World Cup to be held in Qatar.

Injured in game against Rostock and missed the World Cup: Scott Kennedy.
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It was a bitter Saturday afternoon for head coach Merced Selimbegovic and his Regensburg team. Jahn Hansa lost 3–0 to Rostock and thus missed a connection to the top third of the table. Regensburg was unable to match Kai Proger’s brace in the first half and then conceded the third goal in the second round with his own goal.

“Will be missing for a few months”: Kennedy recalls World Cup

The game couldn’t have been worse for one SSV player in particular: Scott Kennedy. The 25-year-old injured his shoulder in a duel at the start of the game and had to be replaced after only eight minutes. Regensburg’s coach gave certainty about the severity of the injury in an interview after the game: “Kennedy will be absent for a few months.”

While John Regensburg has to make do without his defender for at least the remaining games in the first half of the season, the injury for Kennedy is bitter in many ways: the Canadian misses out on his country’s chance to play for his country at the World Cup in Qatar. . The defender has played a total of eight senior internationals for Canada, having qualified for the World Cup for the second time since 1986.

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