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