WNT Jan 23, 2010
Fast girls sometimes pull their hamstrings, and that's not good
Forward Alex Morgan, the youngest player in WNT Training Camp at age 20, has left camp after suffering a hamstring injury in training on Wednesday. One of the heroes of the USA's title run at the 2008 FIFA U-20 Women's World Cup, the speedy Morgan hurt the hammie bad enough that she was ruled out of competing for the rest of the camp, so she has returned to school at UC Berkeley to begin the rehab process. With the loss of Morgan, the U.S. roster is down to 25 players, which includes defender Nikki Krzysik, a call-up from the U-23s, but does not include midfielder Megan Rapinoe, who will likely miss the entire camp due to illness. U.S. head coach Pia Sundhage will be looking to pick an 18-player roster for the Algarve Cup following the conclusion of training camp.