BSC Young Boys released a statement on Thursday on the status of Canadian national-team midfielder Josh Simpson, who broke his tibia, fibula and ankle in Wednesday’s Swiss League finale.
Simpson set up Young Boys’ first goal of the match in a 2-1 win over FC Basel, before being stretchered off before halftime. According to the match report on the Swiss League’s official site, Simpson is believed to miss at least the next eight months of action, ruling him out of the next round of World Cup qualifying for Canadian national coach Stephen Hart.
Here is the statement from the club (translated from German):
“The great 2-1 victory for Young Boys on Wednesday in Basel has been overshadowed by a terrible accident: YB-player Josh Simpson suffered a broken tibia and fibula and broken ankle and had surgery in Bruderholzspital in Basel. The surgery went well under the circumstances. Simpson now has to spend several days in the hospital. A YB-delegation will visit him on Thursday.
“We wish Josh a speedy recovery and look forward to his return now! The BSC Young Boys would like to thank, on behalf of Josh Simpson, the fans for the numerous comments received and the warm well-wishes.”