Chicago, IL (Sports Network) - United States women's national team midfielder
Carli Lloyd is expected to miss the next 6-8 weeks after fracturing a bone in
Lloyd sustained the injury in the second half of a 3-0 win over Iceland in the
Algarve Cup, and she has missed the team's last two games while undergoing
An MRI has since revealed the extent of the problem, which will not require
surgery, but will prevent Lloyd from participating in the first month of the
season for the Western New York Flash of the new National Women's Soccer
League, which begins play in April.
"Although it's an unfortunate circumstance, I've been through injuries before
and have come back even stronger," said Lloyd. "I'm disappointed that I'll be
missing some national team events and some league games, but as soon as my
shoulder allows, I'll be back and ready to compete."
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