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Krieger gives positive update after concussion

Ali Krieger with the U.S. women's national team. (Photo Copyright Erica McCaulley for The Equalizer)

Ali Krieger with the U.S. women’s national team. (Photo Copyright Erica McCaulley for The Equalizer)

Washington Spirit defender Ali Krieger posted to social media on Saturday that she “will be okay” following the head injury she sustained in Friday’s NWSL season-opener, which the Spirit lost to the Houston Dash, 2-0.

Krieger collided heads with Dash forward Jessica McDonald in the 17th minute of the match. Krieger was stretchered off with a neck brace and she was initially diagnosed with a mild concussion.

“I’m very grateful for everyone who has reached out to me,” Krieger posted to “I truly appreciate the outpouring of support and I can’t thank my teammates, coaches and the entire soccer community for your kind words. I will be okay!”

Spirit goalkeeper Ashlyn Harris provided a further update on Krieger:

“Ali is feeling much better. She didn’t lose any teeth so clearly she is happy and cracking jokes. She put on mascara just fine this morning so in my opinion we are all good. Thanks for showing her love. She will be back in no time.”

Krieger is likely the United States starting right back heading into the 2015 Women’s World Cup.


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