Amy Rodriguez Suffers ACL Tear, Will Miss Rest of 2017 Season
KANSAS CITY - FC Kansas City forward Amy Rodriguez suffered a tear to her left Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) during the second half of the 2017 season opener against the Boston Breakers on Sunday. Rodriguez will miss the rest of the season as she recovers from the injury, with the goal of returning to the field in 2018.
Head coach Vlatko Andonovski said, "I'm extremely sorry for what happened to Amy. She worked so hard to come back from pregnancy and looked better than ever before. It is unfortunate that she is not going to be able to play this season. We'll miss her on the field, in the locker room, and in training. Her enthusiasm is contagious."
Rodriguez missed all of last season with the birth of her son. In her first game back on Sunday, Rodriguez scored a goal and showed why she is the franchise's all-time leading scorer (including playoffs). Joining the team in 2014, Rodriguez was an important part of the Blues' back-to-back championship run in 2014 and 2015. Her score on Sunday clinched the teams' first opening day win in franchise history.
"I'm heartbroken by this news, but I am thankful for all the support from my team, medical staff, family, friends and fans," said Rodriguez.
FC Kansas City is a founding member and proud two-time champion of the National Women's Soccer League. Fans can keep up-to-date on the most recent club news by following the Blues' official Twitter account (@FCKansasCity).
• Discuss this story on the National Women's Soccer League message board...
National Women's Soccer League Stories from April 18, 2017
- Dash Acquire Camille Levin from Orlando Pride for Third-Round Pick - Houston Dash
- Houston Dash Waive Forward Stephanie Ochs - Houston Dash
- Seattle Reign FC Goalkeeper Haley Kopmeyer Voted the NWSL Player of the Week - NWSL
- Haley Kopmeyer Voted NWSL Player of the Week - Seattle Reign FC
- Amy Rodriguez Suffers ACL Tear, Will Miss Rest of 2017 Season - FC Kansas City
The opinions expressed in this release are those of the organization issuing it, and do not necessarily reflect the thoughts or opinions of OurSports Central or its staff.