Vancouver Whitecaps have placed Carlyle Mitchellâ€™s proposed loan to FC Edmonton on hold following the injury to Jay DeMerit.
The 25-year old Trinidad & Tobago international was set to spend time with the NASL club but has had his loan delayed after Whitecaps skipper DeMerit sustained a season-ending Achilles injury in the weekendâ€™s week one victory over Toronto FC.
â€śI think thereâ€™s still a chance that (loan) might be possible,â€ť Vancouver head coach Martin Rennie said in a TEAM 1410 radio interview. â€śBut right now, obviously we need to have Carlyle here.â€ť
DeMeritâ€™s injury leaves Rennie with just four fit centre-backs â€“ Brad Rusin, Andy Oâ€™Brien, Johnny Leveron and Mitchell â€“ forcing the Whitecaps boss to postpone the latterâ€™s temporary shift away from BC Place.