Originally posted on Fox Soccer  |  Last updated 8/8/13
Alex Morgan, a star on the United States women's national team , has been diagnosed with a mild MCL sprain in her left knee. The Portland Thorns revealed Thursday's MRI results, and said that Morgan will begin rehabilitation immediately at Providence Sports Care Center at JELD-WEN Field and with Portland Timbers medical personnel. She is expected to miss between 2-4 weeks. Morgan sustained her knee sprain Wednesday night after colliding with Boston Breakers' Jazmyne Avant in the 10th minute of the Portland Thorns' 2-1 defeat in the National Women's Soccer League. Morgan was taken to the dressing room but returned and watched the remainder of the game from the sideline with a large brace on her left knee. "It's a relief that there is no significant damage to my knee. I will do everything in my power between now and Aug. 24 in order to be available for the playoffs and to win the championship," Morgan said in a statement released by the Thorns. The 24-year-old striker is one of th...
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