The following is a statement from Team BC REC Taylor Pencer. Pencer had successful surgery to repair a broken ankle on Sunday, July 21.
"I would like to thank everyone who has reached out to me, either through my family or through Football BC, during this time to send me their well-wishes.
"I am extremely touched that so many people have taken the time to contact me from my teammates, coaches, as well as many players from the other participating teams at the Red River Cup.
"I would like to thank, in particular, the staff members of both Football BC and Football Manitoba who were with me during the time of the incident and have continued to follow-up on my progress, as well as the staff at BC Children's Hospital for their exceptional care.
"This is the most difficult challenge I have ever faced in my playing career and I understand it will be a long road back but I am committed to working hard and to do what it takes so I can join my teammates on the field as soon as possible."