By Sebastian Salazar, CSNwashington.com
It was one of the scarier moments of the young National Women’s Soccer League season.
Ali Krieger, a likely starter for the U.S. National Team at this summer’s World Cup, laid motionless on the BBVA Compass Stadium turf just 17 minutes into the 2015 opener between her Washington Spirit and the Houston Dash.
Krieger, who suffered a concussion and lost consciousness following a collision with Houston’s Jessica McDonald, has not played since the injury on April 10th - but was on the sidelines at Spirit training this week.
“I'm doing really well,” said Krieger, who grew up in Northern Virginia and played her college soccer at Penn State. "I was able to up my heart rate a little bit [Tuesday] and ride the bike. Then we just wanted to see if I got any symptoms after that and I didn’t.”
Krieger added that she has been cleared to continue her progression towards fitness after taking most of the prior week off.
— Washington Spirit (@WashSpirit) April 24, 2015
Earlier this month, Krieger was among the 23 players named to the United States’ official World Cup roster for this summer’s competition in Canada. She’ll be joined there by Washington Spirit teammate Ashlyn Harris