Vancouver Whitecaps lose ex-Watford skipper DeMerit to Achilles injury
Vancouver Whitecaps captain Jay DeMerit has undergone successful surgery on an Achilles tendon injury.
Despite the injury, Whitecaps head coach Martin Rennie was expecting the former Watford defender to make a complete recovery.
"Though we're disappointed to see Jay go out with an injury, his leadership role will continue to be very important to our squad," said Rennie.
"We expect him to make a full recovery and look forward to seeing him back on the pitch."