Red Stars defender suffers season-ending knee injury
(July 19, 2013) – Chicago Red Stars defender Taryn Hemmings will miss the remainder of the 2013 NWSL season after she suffered a knee injury in Week 15 against FC Kansas City, the team announced Friday.
Hemmings was injured while defending a 3-on-1 attack in the 87th minute against FCKC on July 14. The Blues scored on the play and Hemmings remained on the ground for an extended period before being removed from the game.
It was later determined she had torn the anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) and medial collateral ligament (MCL) in her left knee.
“[Hemmings] will be a big loss for our team, as she was playing at a very high level,” Red Stars coach Rory Dames said. “Other players will really have to step up to fill that void.”
Hemmings had one assist and played 1,245 minutes while starting 14 games this season.
“She has been a consistent piece for our team all season,” Red Stars forward Lori Chalupny said. “She is a strong person and I have no doubt she will come back even better than before.”
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