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.
Update: MRI shows Wambach has a mild LCL sprain in her left knee. She is day to day and will travel to Kansas City.
— WNYFlash (@WNYFlash) June 2, 2014
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.”
My knee is going to be all good. Thanks for the well wishes. A few days and I'll be back on the field.
— Abby Wambach (@AbbyWambach) June 2, 2014
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:
Laura Harvey said she is hoping to see Megan Rapinoe in July, would be surprised if she played at all in June. Back off crutches today #NWSL
— Dan Lauletta (@TheDanLauletta) June 2, 2014
The Flash, meanwhile, have to figure out what is wrong as they are surprisingly winless in their last four games.
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