Alex Morgan Finally Admits that She Has Been Injured

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Most of the headlines right now are totally burying the lead, as they state: ” Alex Morgan ruled out for the season.” That’s completely true of course, but that’s not what’s interesting or relevant about the information Alex Morgan just revealed in her posting on Instagram four hours ago.

Yes, Morgan will miss the final three meaningless games for her last place NWSL team this season, but she’s only played six times for the Orlando Pride in 2019 anyway. What actually matters here is the confirmation of what we all suspected the whole Women’s World Cup this past summer.

The Captain Morgan pitchwoman was simply not herself, despite the claims she made in media availabilities.

She said “I’m ok,” but it’s rather obvious now she wasn’t.

“I’m disappointed I won’t be able to compete with the Pride for the remainder of 2019 due to a knee injury I’ve been managing since the World Cup,” Morgan wrote on Instagram, in a classic example of the sports media landscape in 2019 (what’s said on social media is truth/valuable, what’s said in interviews is worthless).

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“And that I can’t be there to help my teammates and my club have more success.”

While Alex Morgan wasn’t herself she still provided two of the most compelling and talked about moments of the UWSNT WC title run nonetheless: her twerking celebration in the locker room after the final victory and the tea drinking goal celebration to eliminate England in the knockout round. 

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While neither moment was especially critical to what the glory that was achieved, both were among the most memorable moments of the tournament. Besides, a less than 100% Alex Morgan is still better than most forwards in the world.

Paul M. Banks runs The Sports Bank.net, which is partnered with News Now. Banks, the author of “No,  I Can’t Get You Free Tickets: Lessons Learned From a Life in the Sports Media Industry,” regularly appears on WGN CLTV and co-hosts the “Let’s Get Weird, Sports” podcast on SB Nation

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