US Women’s superstar Alex Morgan is injured and will miss the rest of the NWSL season.
Morgan plays in the National Women’s Soccer League for the Orlando Pride in her native USA.
The injury is a patella stress reaction in her right knee.
The clubs official statement read:
“Orlando Pride forward Alex Morgan will miss the conclusion of the 2019 National Women’s Soccer League (NWSL) season.”
“Morgan has been ruled out for the remainder of the NWSL campaign due to a patella stress reaction in her right knee, stemming from a prior injury while with the U.S. Women’s National Team. ”
Orlando Pride General manager Erik Ustruck said:
“It’s obviously difficult to lose a player of Alex’s caliber due to injury.”
“However, after consulting with the Club’s medical team at Orlando Health and U.S. Soccer, we felt it was in the best interest of Alex’s long-term health to shut her down for the season.”
“The focus will now be on the rehabilitation process and take the appropriate time to recover from the lingering knee injury.”
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Morgan has been with Orlando since 2016 and has scored more than half of her career NWSL goals for them.
She has played in six matches for Orlando so far this season and has been a prominent figure for them. She has played the full 90 munites in all but 2 of them.
She then traveled to the World Cup and was part of the USWNT World Cup-winning team.
Upon her return from international duty, she resumed her domestic league activities. It was however only six minutes into a game against Chicago that the injury occurred.
Morgan will be a devasting loss to the Pride, who currently sit bottom of their league, with only 4 wins, 2 draws and 15 losses in 21 games.
Her absence will also impact the USWNT as she is widely regarded as their most influetial player on and off the field.