The Barrie Sound Tigers and Ottawa Fury FC have both been forced to wait for a medical report before deciding whether to continue their respective seasons.
The Sound Tigers confirmed that midfielder Kevin Cogdell was in a serious but stable condition in hospital.
The injury came during the Sound Tigers’ 2-1 win over the Ottawa Fury in Ottawa on Sunday, but Ottawa coach Paul Dalglish said he is hopeful Cogyll will be out for at least the rest of the year.
“I’m hopeful he will be fine for the end of the season,” Dalgish said on Monday.
“I think he’s been quite good in the last couple of games, and he’s got some injuries but they’re all minor.”
Ottawa Fury FC midfielder Maxime Crepeau was diagnosed with a mild concussion at the start of the week, but Dalgishes insistence that Crepeaux will be ready for the start in August has not yet been confirmed.
Cogdells absence was initially ruled out, but it was confirmed Monday that he was indeed suffering from concussion symptoms and will be monitored over the next couple of weeks.
The Impact are also still waiting on a report from the Montreal Impact regarding Crepeauds condition.
The Impact are hopeful that Cogden will be able to play against Toronto FC next weekend, but they still have a couple of options they are looking at.
“We’ve got some options for him to go back to MLS for training, to go to the World Cup, but at the moment it’s not working,” said Impact head coach Jesse Marsch.
Dalgish said that if Crepeafes condition continues to deteriorate and his head does not improve, it could be a “two or three weeks” before Crepeauls return.
Both Montreal and Ottawa have a bye this week and will have their next match in Toronto on July 14, while Crepeaus is currently training with his teammates at the end, but will be available for selection against the Fury on August 5.