U.S. forward Sydney Leroux, the youngest player in WNT camp at age 20, has done well during her first-ever call-up, but she might remember the experience for another reason. The other day at training, she broke her right thumb. How does a soccer player break her thumb, you ask? Well, a ball skipped hard off the wet turf and caught her thumb at just the wrong angle. Ouch! She's a tough kid, though. Didn't miss a minute of any trainings.
The irony is that Leroux's boyfriend is a professional baseball player, and infielder in fact, and he's never broken any thumbs. Leroux is right-handed, but the main issue so far has been a severe impact on her ability to text or BBM on her Blackberry, which as we know, is a serious problem for a 20-year-old college student.
So, if you are a friend of Syd's, and get a text from that is short on words or has more than a few misspellings, please forgive her. She's only got one thumb.