Vancouver rookie Mattocks sidelined after suffering burns in cooking mishap

Vancouver rookie Mattocks sidelined after suffering burns in cooking mishap

MLS- Vancouver Whitecaps

Vancouver rookie Mattocks sidelined after suffering burns in cooking mishap

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Vancouver Whitecaps rookie forward Darren Mattocks has been sidelined indefinitely after suffering burns while cooking dinner this past weekend.

According to a Whitecaps press release, Mattocks was preparing dinner on Sunday when he suffered burns to his upper right arm and shoulder. The 21-year-old Jamaican was admitted to a local hospital and he is currently being treated and assessed.

"It was an unfortunate accident, but Darren is handling everything well and remains in good spirits," Whitecaps FC head coach Martin Rennie said in the press release. "We will have a better understanding on the recovery time and course of action later in the week, but we fully anticipate Darren to make a complete recovery in due time."

Chosen second overall in the 2012 MLS Draft, Mattocks had made one appearance this MLS campaign, coming off the bench for a late cameo in Vancouver's season-opening win over the Montreal Impact.

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