Hodge ruled out of Gold Cup with injury

Trinidad and Tobago have lost the services of US-based defender Triston Hodge after the player suffered a suspected torn anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) and posterior cruciate ligament (PCL) while in training with his club Memphis 901 on Tuesday.

Hodge had been selected to the 40-man Gold Cup provisional roster by head coach Dennis Lawrence but has now been ruled out for an undisclosed time. He is scheduled to undergo surgery on June 4th.

Lawrence is already without Norway-based defender Sheldon Bateau while Costa Rican-based defender Aubrey David is awaiting his US visa.

The T&T squad departs for Aichi on Friday evening for an international friendly against Japan on June 5th before facing Canada in Los Angeles on June 10th. T&T’s opening Concacaf Gold Cup encounter is against Panama on June 18th in Minnesota.

Hodge, on loan to Memphis from W Connection has been a regular starter for T&T in its recent friendlies against Iran and Wales.