United States women’s national team defender Tierna Davidson will miss Concacaf World Cup qualifying next month after fracturing her left ankle in a match with Stanford University on Sept. 9. The injury will take 10-12 weeks to heal, per U.S. Soccer and Stanford, meaning that she’s likely to miss the rest of the NCAA season as well.
Davidson sustained the injury in a 2-1 victory over North Carolina in a battle of, at the time, the top-two ranked teams in the country. UNC’s Alex Kimball was shown a yellow card for the 44th-minute tackle which injured Davidson.
HER ANKLE pic.twitter.com/aqOHYhjJaq
— n (@tiernadavidsons) September 9, 2018
Davidson, who turns 20 years old on Wednesday, has played and started 12 games for the U.S. this year as a teenager, and leads the taem in minutes played with 1,049. She scored her first international goal at the senior level on Sept. 4 in a 3-0 victory against Chile. She has been competing with Abby Dahlkemper for the second starting center-back position alongside Becky Sauerbrunn.
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