Trinidad and Tobago’s National Senior team, already minus several of its well known overseas-based professionals will go into Saturday’s friendly international against Guadeloupe without the services of captain Densill Theobald.
The former Falkirk midfielder, the only World Cup player in the current squad selected by Wim Rijsbergen suffered a knee injury following a late challenge by Petrotrin player Shervon Frederick in a training match at the Ato Boldon Stadium on Wednesday.
The injury occurred in the first half and Theobald was immediately taken to hospital for x-ray and treatment. Doctors indicated that he suffered ligament damage and will be out for at least three weeks.
Following Saturday’s match, Theobald was scheduled to fly out on Wednesday for commitments in Austria.
“It’s disappointing but fortunately nothing is broken. The doctors said I need at least two weeks treatment and rest. My agent is aware of it and the trip to Austria will need to be rescheduled,” said Theobald.
The scrimmage between the national select team and United Petrotrin ended 1-1 with a late Trent Noel equalizer for the national team, after Rijsbergen changed his team at half time.
The T&T team is currently preparing for the upcoming CONCACAF Gold Cup where they will face United States, Guatemala and El Salvador in the opening group phase from June 6 in Boston and California.