U.S. soccer stars cheer for Amy Rodriguez's speedy recovery
Amy Rodriguez tore the anterior cruciate ligament in her left knee on Sunday, during FC Kansas City's first game of the season. It was her first game in more than a year after giving birth to her son, Luke. So the injury was particularly devastating for Rodriguez, 30, who had also recently been called back to the U.S. national team. Now she is expected to miss the entire season.
In a post on Instagram, Rodriguez said she was "heartbroken" but also vowed to return to the game she loves.
I am heartbroken to announce that I tore my ACL and will soon undergo surgery. I plan to return back home and recover with my family. I couldn't be more thankful for the support of my coaches, teammates, medical staff, friends, family and fans. I know I have a long road ahead of me, but I'm already looking forward to lacing up my cleats again. I've made a comeback twice before, and I will do it again! Phillipians 4:13
After the news broke, she was showered with words of encouragement from the soccer community.
Hopefully she finds some consolation knowing how many supporters are in her corner.
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