Alex Morgan to miss US women's training camp, out several weeks with walking boot - NBC Sports

Alex Morgan to miss US women's training camp, out several weeks with walking boot
AP
January 4, 2014, 12:30 pm

Alex Morgan will miss the U.S. women's soccer team's training camp that starts Wednesday in Carson, Calif., because of a left ankle injury.

U.S. Soccer said Friday that Morgan, injured during training in San Antonio in October, has a stress reaction and will be in a protective boot for several weeks.

The team will open the season Jan. 31 against Canada in Frisco, Texas.

“It’s an injury that’s a bit more serious than we thought so we’ll take the appropriate action to make sure she’s completely healed before getting her back on the field,” U.S. coach Tom Sermanni said. “It’s just an injury that takes time to heal. We’re putting no time frame on her whatsoever. What’s most important is that when she’s ready to go, she’s healthy and able to perform at her highest level.”

Training camp takes place from Jan. 8-15 in Carson, Calif. Here's the full roster for camp:

GOALKEEPERS (5): Nicole Barnhart (FC Kansas City), Ashlyn Harris (Washington Spirit), Jill Loyden (Sky Blue FC), Alyssa Naeher (Boston Breakers), Hope Solo (Seattle Reign FC)
DEFENDERS (9): Rachel Buehler (Portland Thorns FC), Stephanie Cox (Seattle Reign FC), Crystal Dunn (North Carolina), Whitney Engen (Tyresö), Meghan Klingenberg (Tyresö), Ali Krieger (Washington Spirit), Kristie Mewis (Boston Breakers), Christie Rampone (Sky Blue FC), Becky Sauerbrunn (FC Kansas City)
MIDFIELDERS (9): Yael Averbuch (Washington Spirit), Morgan Brian (Virginia), Amber Brooks (Portland Thorns FC), Lauren Holiday (FC Kansas City), Julie Johnston (Santa Clara), Carli Lloyd (WNY Flash), Heather O’Reilly (Boston Breakers), Megan Rapinoe (Lyon), Erika Tymrak (FC Kansas City)
FORWARDS (5): Sarah Hagen (Bayern Munich), Sydney Leroux (Seattle Reign FC), Christen Press (Tyresö), Amy Rodriguez (FC Kansas City), Abby Wambach (WNY Flash)

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