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Carli Lloyd Suffered MCL Sprain Against Orlando Pride

The USWNT star will miss several weeks of action for the Houston Dash.

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Houston Dash midfielder Carli Lloyd was diagnosed with a Grade 1 MCL sprain after leaving Saturday's game against the Orlando Pride in the fifth minute. Lloyd suffered the injury when she went in for a tackle against an Orlando player.

"I would like to thank everyone for their well wishes. Obviously, I'm very disappointed with the injury. I was feeling great and starting to get comfortable with my Dash teammates," Lloyd said via team release. "The timing is not great but I'm confident that I will come back in peak condition. Rehab starts tomorrow and you'll see me on the field soon."

Lloyd had an MRI on Monday morning to determine the extent of the knee injury. She is expected to be out for three to six weeks. While three to six weeks may feel like a long time it is much better than the six months feared by Dash and USWNT fans.

The Dash host Sky Blue FC on Friday at BBVA Compass Stadium.