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Cooking injury sidelines Whitecaps rookie forward

Vancouver Whitecaps rookie Darren Mattocks remains at St. Paul's Hospital, where he's being treated for burns to his right arm and shoulder suffered in a cooking accident at his apartment on Sunday night.

"I think he'll be fine," said Coach Martin Rennie, who was the first person to visit Mattocks, 21, in the hospital. "It's just a setback for him. It's obviously disappointing for him and for us. He's right there on the cusp of being in the team."

It's the second bizarre injury to a young Whitecap in as many MLS seasons. Last year, Canadian winger Russell Teibert missed time with a nasty cut in his toe after riding his bike in flip flops.

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