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Alex Morgan stretchered off with apparent right ankle injury

A month after returning from a left ankle injury, Alex Morgan injured her right ankle.


UPDATE: Looks like she's okay! Phew.

Alex Morgan is hurt again, although the extent remains unclear. The Portland Thorns forward was stretchered off the pitch after injuring what appeared to be her right ankle on Sunday,according to Jeff Kassouf.

Morgan just returned from injury on June 8, having missed seventh months with an injured left ankle. To make matters worse, the Thorns were already 5-1 up so the match wasn't even competitive anymore.

The Thorns have not released any information on Morgan's injury yet so it is possible that it is very minor. Jill Ellis will be hoping that is the case because World Cup qualifying is just three months away and it is less than a year until the start of the World Cup.

The good news is that if there is a position the U.S. can afford to lose a player, it is at forward. They also have Abby Wambach, Sydney Leroux and Christen Press up top, with other young players also playing well so any absence by Morgan wouldn't be horrible, but the Americans are certainly a better team with her.