United States girls’s nationwide group star Megan Rapinoe was pressured off the pitch early into OL Reign’s 2-1 win over Kansas Metropolis Present, inflicting an damage scare because the Ladies’s World Cup approaches.
Rapinoe appeared to have suffered a calf damage and was unable to proceed, being substituted off within the seventh minute. The participant didn’t characteristic within the USWNT’s friendlies towards Eire in April, as a result of recurring calf damage including to her time on the sidelines. The 37-year-old additionally missed the start of the 2023 NWSL season whereas recovering from an ankle damage.
“She’s okay, I believe. I really don’t know the severity of it,” OL Reign head coach Laura Harvey acknowledged. “I’m glad she may get out shortly and never should push by it.”
Rapinoe has scored 56 objectives in 169 appearances for the USWNT. It will be an enormous loss for the USWNT and head coach Vtlatko Andonovski if Rapinoe is unable to make the journey down below given her affect on the American aspect.
Rapinoe was an integral half to the USWNT’s back-to-back World Cup triumphs, successful the Golden Boot with six objectives within the 2019 version. Past the sphere, her absence can be felt within the lockerrom as she stays some of the influential veterans with years of expertise.
Ought to the OL Reign participant fail to characteristic within the World Cup, Andonovski would possible depend upon Mallory Swanson and teenager Alyssa Thompson.