Monday, it was announced that Kealia Ohai would be out for the remainder of the 2017 after suffering an injury in the Dash’s game against the Orlando Pride.
Ohai tweeted out that she had suffered a torn ACL in the game while the press release from the Dash stated that she has a Grade 3 ACL sprain and medial meniscus tear in her left knee. Either way the forward will be unable to play again until next season.
“The injury to Kealia is a big hit to the team, not only on the field but off the field due to the leader that she is. With her being the captain, you are losing a big piece of your team,” interim head coach Omar Morales said in the team release. “We have to stay strong for her, push for her, win some games and build on the momentum from Saturday. We will keep her in mind because she has done so much for us this year.”
Ohai had scored two goals so far this season. Last year, she scored 10 goals in 11 games and lost the golden boot race to Lynn Williams on a tie-breaker.
The team won 2-0 over the Orlando Pride to get their first win since April. The Dash host the Boston Breakers on Wednesday night at 8 pm CT.