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Alex Morgan sidelined 3-4 weeks after having knee surgery

Alex Morgan USWNT Algarve Cup 2015

 

By AARON CRANFORD

It appears as though the World Cup has taken a toll on U.S. Women’s National Team star Alex Morgan.

U.S. Soccer announced Friday that Morgan underwent arthroscopic surgery on her right knee in order to remove a plica – a fold in the lining of the knee joint that was causing irritation. The timetable for the star forward’s recovery is 3-4 weeks, meaning she might return to full health in time for the start of the U.S.’s post-World Cup tour that begins next month.

Fresh off of helping the Americans win the World Cup in Canada, Morgan rejoined the Portland Thorns and was in attendance in the team’s 1-0 loss to Sky Blue FC Saturday. She did not make the game day roster for the match.

What do you think about Morgan having surgery? Worried about the number of injuries she has picked up in recent years? Do you see her recovering in time for the start of the tour?

Share your thoughts below.

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  1. Morgan seems to have a lot of knee and ankle issues, which isn’t good for anybody, let alone a top athlete, and one that doesn’t play an overly aggressive-style that should lead to such injuries.

    The notion that she’ll someday pass Wambach on the goals scored list is laughable now.

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  2. Attendance last year in Nwsl a little over 4000, without Portland under 3000. Didn’t we do this already 15 years ago with the Mia Hamm crew. Go ahead get excited over 5 games. In the end your in the minority. Like I said before nobody cares except for 1 month every four years. How are those Nwsl TV numbers? Give me a fucking break!!!!

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  3. @killerwhale you can think what you want but you’re making yourself look really out of touch by questioning others interest in the woman’s game. The US v Japan WC final drew a bigger tv rating then the last men’s WC final and larger than any USMNT game.

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  4. She was NOT 100% during the World Cup. It was very obvious.
    Shame.

    Good for her for giving it 100%.

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  5. Ugh, talent wise she’s heads and shoulders better than any striker in the world. but that’s hardly ever these days. Defininately worried that she is turning into JOB or Stuart Holden.

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