Hi @retepselig ,
Going on the fact that the CF Memory card reader is a removable part and is not hard mounted onto the motherboard, I think that it could be replaced.
Unfortunately I cannot find any service manual or teardown videos that would help in gaining access to the part for it to be replaced. You may have better luck
By the way, it is not a recommendation to use the supplier shown in the link above. It was shown to verify that the card reader is a replaceable part and also to show the cost of the part (at least from this supplier). There may be other suppliers that suit you better if you decide to do this.