Mon, Jun


T&T captain Kenwyne Jones will be sidelined for a short time after results of an MRI Scan showed he suffered injuries to two tendons in the posterior aspect of the lower leg in last week’s Caribbean Cup qualifier between T&T and Martinique. The MRI was done soon after his return to T&T from Fort-de-France last week.

Team doctor Terence Babwah told national coach Stephen Hart his striker who has played in England, United Arab Emirates (UAE), and soon to the MLS in the United States next year, will be out for a short period. However, he also gave the assurance that the rasta-hair style forward will recover in time to resume training ahead of the November 11th CONCACAF World Cup qualifier against Costa Rica at the Hasely Crawford Stadium, Mucurapo.

“We received the results of the MRI on Kenwyne and it has been determined that he suffered injured tendons in his lower leg and will be out for a short period. He is expected to recover and be eligible for selection for our two upcoming World Cup qualifiers. We wish him a speedy recovery,” Hart said.

Hart further commented: “It’s always a difficult situation when any member of your team suffers an injury. It was disappointing that he was forced to leave the field at such an early stage of the match but again I don’t want to use that as an excuse for the performance of the team in Martinique.”

According to Hart: “The team is not based on one player. As a unit, the players and all of us members of this team would obviously have to understand our roles and contributions that are required at this level of the game. We all have one common goal which is to always represent our country and ourselves in the best possible way when we put on the national shirt, and this includes adapting and adjusting to circumstances as they arise.”