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Wambach day-to-day with mild left LCL sprain

Abby Wambach is day-to-day with a mild sprain of her left LCL after sustaining the injury in Saturday’s game — another loss for the reeling Western New York, this to the expansion Houston Dash — in the 25th minute.

Wambach went down a few minutes prior after following through on a left-footed shot and striking the leg of Houston defender Marissa Diggs. Wambach was down for a few minutes and tried to walk off the injury before removing herself from the game shortly thereafter. It was a concerning site for Flash and U.S. Soccer fans, Wambach being a tough player who typically plays through minor issues (heck, she got her head stapled on the sideline and kept playing during 2011 Women’s World Cup qualifying).

But the Flash said from the start that the injury didn’t look serious, and that Wambach would have an MRI on Monday. Wambach tweeted on Monday that her knee is “all good.”

Wambach’s 34th birthday is Monday, so she at least got some encouraging news on the injury front.

Of course, there have been recent “minor” injuries to star U.S. players that have digressed into major issues. Alex Morgan is set to finally return on Saturday after seven months out for what began as a sprained ankle, and it looks like Megan Rapinoe will be out for another month:

The Flash, meanwhile, have to figure out what is wrong as they are surprisingly winless in their last four games.


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