Canadian international Josh Simpson suffers broken leg

Canadian international midfielder Josh Simpson has broken his leg playing for BCS Young Boys against FC Basel in Switzerland.
Josh Simpson has broken his leg playing for BCS Young Boys against FC Basel in Switzerland. (Chris McGrath/Getty Images)

Canadian international midfielder Josh Simpson has broken his leg playing for BCS Young Boys against FC Basel in Switzerland.

The injury is a blow for Canada, which had called Simpson up for the next round of World Cup qualifiers starting in June.

Simpson was hurt in a tackle just before halftime of Wednesday's game.

News of the injury was carried on the Young Boys website.