Injured just 54 minutes into her second comeback with FC Kansas City, Amy Rodriguez
will miss the rest of the NWSL season because of an anterior cruciate ligament tear in her left knee.
Her left leg buckled in a challenge from a Boston Breakers player and she fell to the field and had to be stretchered off.
Rodriguez, who missed last season while giving birth to
her second child, had scored in the 48th minute of Sunday’s 2-0 win over the Breakers.
“I am heartbroken to announce that I tore my ACL and will soon undergo surgery,”
Rodriguez wrote on Instagram after her injury was confirmed. “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! Philippians 4:13.”
A-Rod also sat out of the 2013 NWSL while pregnant but returned to help FC Kansas City win back-to-back NWSL titles. She scored both goals in the
2014 final and the winner again in 2015.