Looks like the injury bug is hitting the NWSL and USWNT as today we found out that Western New York Flash midfielder Carli Lloyd will be sidelined for 6 to 8 weeks with a broken bone in her left shoulder.
“Although it’s an unfortunate circumstance, I’ve been through injuries before and have come back even stronger,” Lloyd said. “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.”
Lloyd was injured in last Wednesday’s USWNT match vs Iceland and an MRI revealed a non-displaced greater tuberosity fracture in the left shoulder. The good news is that the injury will not require surgery. The bad news is she’ll miss at least the first month of the NWSL season.