FC Kansas City forward Amy Rodriguez will miss the rest of the season with a knee injury suffered in the second half of the season opener. It was Rodriguez’s first game back after sitting out last season to give birth to her second child.
Rodriguez tore her left Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) and meniscus.
The Blues were off to a fantastic start with returning mothers Amy Rodriguez and Sydney Leroux threatening the goal several times. Leroux got the scoring started seven minutes in to the first half.
Rodriguez did have a couple very good chances in the first half but could not squeeze a shot past the Boston keeper. In the second half the story changed. Fresh out of the halftime Rodriguez connected on a Shea Groom pass and scored her first of the season in the 48th minute.
Head coach Vlatko Andonovski said via press release , “I’m extremely sorry for what happened to Amy. She worked so hard to come back from pregnancy and looked better than ever before. It is unfortunate that she is not going to be able to play this season. We’ll miss her on the field, in the locker room, and in training. Her enthusiasm is contagious.”
“I’m heartbroken by this news, but I am thankful for all the support from my team, medical staff, family, friends and fans,” said Rodriguez.
Update: Rodriguez’s statement that she will undergo surgery soon and already planning the comeback.
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