AUSTIN, Texas — Mallory Swanson, the U.S. girls’s nationwide group’s high scorer, has been identified with a torn patellar tendon in her left knee and can virtually definitely miss the 2023 World Cup.
U.S. Soccer revealed the analysis Sunday, lower than 24 hours after Swanson suffered the damage in a pleasant towards Eire.
Swanson has returned to Chicago, her house, for additional analysis, U.S. Soccer mentioned. The extent of the tear is unclear, however assuming it requires surgical procedure, her restoration will final at the least a number of months, and maybe as much as a yr.
The World Cup begins in mid-July. Alyssa Thompson, the 18-year-old winger who has taken the Nationwide Girls’s Soccer League by storm, has changed Swanson on the present roster forward of one other pleasant towards Eire on Tuesday.