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Alex Morgan suffers ankle injury, status unclear

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Alex Morgan suffered an ankle injury in the United States' CONCACAF Women's Championship match against Guatemala and had to be subbed off. The team would only say that she has a sprained ankle and that she would undergo scans, but the injury did look to be serious.

Moragn was chasing down a ball when she got tangled up with a defender. As the two were caught up and fighting to get to the ball, Morgan's left ankle got rolled over and bent very far in an unnatural direction. She immediately fell to the ground and grabbed her ankle in obvious pain. The trainers took a look before stretchering her off of the field where she attempted to put weight on her left leg, with poor results.

Unfortunately, Morgan didn't just hurt her ankle, but she hurt the same ankle that caused her to miss eight months earlier this year. Hopefully the injury will not be serious and will not aggravate anything related to her previous serious injury on the ankle, but it did not look good at the time.

The U.S. will not need Morgan in this tournament and to qualify for the Women's World Cup, but they will need her next year and Morgan has missed a lot of time through injury lately. They need her fit and playing as they get ready for next summer's event.