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Week 3 injury report
Pearce, Groom, Stengel listed as out this week
Sky Blue FC defender Christie Pearce will be out for Week 3. (Photo credit: Mike Gridley/isiphotos.com)
Sky Blue FC defender Christie Pearce will be out for Week 3. (Photo credit: Mike Gridley/isiphotos.com)

The National Women’s Soccer League released its weekly injury report Friday ahead of Week 3. View the full injury report.

Notable updates:

Sky Blue FC defender Christie Pearce is out due to league concussion protocol. According to a team spokesperson, the team saw no indication of it happening during Sky Blue’s Week 2 meeting with Boston. After the game ended, coach Christy Holly and the team’s training staff became concerned and immediately placed her in concussion protocol as a precaution.

FC Kansas City forward Shea Groom, who took a big hit in the second half vs. the Chicago Red Stars in Week 2, but played the whole game, is out with a broken rib. Groom suffered the broken rib during the game, according to a team spokesperson.

Spirit forward Katie Stengel, who left Washington’s Week 2 meeting with the Pride in the 19th minute, is out with a right knee bone bruise. Spirit midfielder Kristie Mewis is also listed as out with a left quad strain.

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