Originally posted on Rumors and Rants  |  Last updated 8/8/13
United States women’s national soccer team star Alex Morgan is someone we clearly enjoy a lot around these parts, and sadly she got some bad news Wednesday night. Morgan suffered a left knee injury during a game for the Portland Thorns in a National Women’s Soccer League game. The Thorns lost to the Boston Breakers 2-1, then flew back to Portland Wednesday night. Morgan was expected to be evaluated further on Thursday evening. She injured her knee in the 10th minute of the game after colliding with Boston’s Jazmyne Avant. Morgan was then taken to the locker room but returned to watch the rest of the game from the sidelines while sporting a huge brace on her left knee. The 24-year-old forward is a huge part of the women’s national team and is expected to be one of the stars of the 2015 Women’s World Cup. In 68 appearances for the national team, the Cal product has a whopping 44 goals. She is known for her incredible speed in the open field and deft striking ability. As mentioned above, we love Ms. Morgan around these parts. She seems like a really humble, cool girl who is having fun with her celebrity but not taking things too far like some have (I’m looking in your direction Hope Solo). So here’s hoping Morgan can recover from this injury quickly. Despite losing Morgan and the game, the Thorns have qualified for the inaugural NWSL playoffs.
PLAYERS: Alex MorganHope Solo
MORE FROM YARDBARKER

Report: Chip Kelly expected to only consider UCLA, Florida

Trump calls LaVar Ball a ‘poor man’s version of Don King’

Blake Griffin out partying at 3 a.m. with Kendall Jenner after blowout loss to Knicks

Reggie Jackson's trolling in an NBA of long-tailed narratives

Top storylines for college football's Rivalry Week

LIKE WHAT YOU SEE?
GET THE DAILY NEWSLETTER:

Gabby Douglas says she was also abused by Larry Nassar

MLB punishes Braves, bans former GM for life

Report: Paxton Lynch will start for Broncos in Week 12

Ray Allen claims he was victim of catfishing scheme

Joe Morgan to voters: ‘Steroid users don’t belong here’

Jones confident he will get his way with Goodell contract

NFL Week 12 predictions

College football Week 13 predictions

The 'Greatest show on flat Earth' quiz

NFL MVP Watch: Carson Wentz stands tall among the pack

Young Maple Leafs maturing their way to the NHL elite

The Eagles are soaring but to what heights?

2017 Week 13 college football players to watch

What each NFL team should be grateful for this Thanksgiving

Sports & Politics Intersect: Is Jerry out of his league?

The 'Wheelin' and Thielen in Minnesota' quiz

Follow Ben Simmons as he leads us to the NBA's unknown future

Winners and losers from NBA's first month

All Sports News
Delivered to your inbox
You'll also receive Yardbarker's daily Top 10, featuring the best sports stories from around the web. Customize your newsletter to get articles on your favorite sports and teams. And the best part? It's free!

By clicking "Sign Me Up", you have read and agreed to the Yardbarker Privacy Policy and Terms of Service. You can opt out at any time. For more information, please see our Privacy Policy.

NFL Week 12 predictions

NFL MVP Watch: Carson Wentz stands tall among the pack

The 'Greatest show on flat Earth' quiz

Young Maple Leafs maturing their way to the NHL elite

The Eagles are soaring but to what heights?

2017 Week 13 college football players to watch

The 'Wheelin' and Thielen in Minnesota' quiz

What each NFL team should be grateful for this Thanksgiving

NFL Week 11 injury report

Sports & Politics Intersect: Is Jerry out of his league?

Today's Best Stuff
For Publishers
Company Info
Help
Follow Yardbarker