Canadian Tajon Buchanan was scheduled to undergo surgery on Wednesday (July 3) after breaking his leg in training the day before. CP PHOTO

Canada Soccer has confirmed that Brampton native Tajon Buchanan has a broken leg and is scheduled to undergo surgery on Wednesday (July 3).

The Canadian forward will miss Friday’s Copa America quarterfinal match against Venezuela at AT&T Stadium in Arlington, Texas, after breaking his tibia during practice Tuesday near Fort Worth.

In a brief statement, the Canadian Football Federation said the Inter Milan player was taken to a local hospital for further assessment and treatment and a spokesperson later confirmed that surgery had been scheduled to repair a broken tibia.

Practice was cancelled after Buchanan was taken away by ambulance.

The 25-year-old played in all three Copa América matches, helping Canada’s men’s team, ranked 48th in the FIFA men’s world rankings, reach the quarter-finals for the first time in the country’s history.

Buchanan is the first Canadian to play in Serie A after leaving Club Brugge in Belgium to sign with Inter Milan.

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