Carli Lloyd Sprains MCL, Out 3-6 Weeks

Carli Lloyd Sprains MCL

Good news in the women’s soccer world, FIFA World Player of the year, Carli Lloyd has a sprained MCL and will miss 3-6 weeks. With the Olympics right around the corner, soccer fans were fearing the worst. A surgery could have put her at risk for missing the Games. The Houston Dash alleviated fans fears when they made the announcement today that it was just a Grade 1 strain that won’t require surgery. Lloyd had gone out in the 5th minute of Houston’s 3-1 loss to the Orlando Pride on Saturday. The injury was sustained without contact; Lloyd appeared to stumble on the turf as she was running.

Lloyd stated in a news release, “I would like to thank everyone for their well wishes. Obviously, I’m very disappointed with the injury. I was feeling great and starting to get comfortable with my Dash teammates. The timing is not great, but I’m confident that I will come back in peak condition. Rehab starts tomorrow and you’ll see me on the field soon.”

Lloyd is a key component of the US women’s national soccer team. Last summer she scored a hat trick in the Women’s World Cup final and won the Women’s World Cup Golden Ball for scoring six times in the tournament.

Lauren von Bernuth