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PSV confirms concerns over Canada's Atiba Hutchinson

PSV Eindhoven has confirmed that midfielder Atiba Hutchinson, a key member of the Canadian squad in its World Cup qualifying bid, is having knee problems again.

"The medical staff of PSV is making some tests at the hospital," a club spokesman said in an email to The Canadian Press. "Then we will know for sure if he will need another operation. We will know more shortly."

The 28-year-old from Brampton, Ont., had surgery after injuring his knee playing for Canada in the Gold Cup in June.

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He has made just one appearance for the Dutch side this season.

Hutchinson played 69 minutes in Canada's 4-1 win over St. Lucia in the team's opening World Cup qualifying game on Sept. 2 in Toronto, but didn't play in Canada's 3-0 victory at Puerto Rico four days later as coach Stephen Hart managed his minutes.

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