Rose Lavelle injury update: USWNT midfielder (hamstring) says she’ll be fine for World Cup final

first_img Alex Morgan on potential White House visit for USWNT: I think you know the answer Rose Lavelle on her hamstring injury: “I’m good, I’m ready to go.” #FIFAWWC— Seth Vertelney (@svertelney) July 5, 2019It makes sense that she would be paranoid as she missed nearly a year after suffering a hamstring injury in 2017. She described her initial injury as three muscle tears, and faced several setbacks as she worked toward making a return in 2018. In Tuesday’s semifinal against England, Lavelle fell to the ground and immediately grabbed her hamstring before she was subbed out by Samantha Mewis in the 65th minute. Lavelle could be seen telling the team’s medical staff, “It’s my hamstring.”  Related News U.S. women’s national team midfielder Rose Lavelle said Friday she will be “ready to go” for the 2019 FIFA Women’s World Cup final on Sunday, despite suffering a hamstring injury in the second half of the semifinals. “I’m good,” Lavelle told reporters Friday (via USA Today). “It’s something I’m always paranoid about, but I’ll be fine.” Women’s World Cup 2019: USWNT jerseys setting sales records She explained Friday that she was removed from the game for precautionary reasons. “I just didn’t want to be a liability on the field because I do know that with muscles, anything can happen,” Lavelle said. “It was a little bit more precautionary.” Women’s World Cup 2019: Megan Rapinoe thinks she’s ‘extremely American’ In her first World Cup tournament, Lavelle, 24, has proved to be one of the most dependable and effective players for the Americans. She’s scored two goals in five matches as she’s helped the U.S. reach the [email protected] is already having herself a game 👏#ENGvsUSA #FIFAWWC19— Just Women’s Sports (@justwsports) July 2, 2019The U.S. has a chance to make history Sunday when it faces Netherlands at 11 a.m. ET in the final as it could clinch its fourth World Cup. “Netherlands is a great team and they are at the top of their game right now,” Lavelle said. “We don’t take them lightly at all. I think it’s going to be tooth-and-nail, a close game.”last_img