Sky Blue FC Midfielder Carli Lloyd
Placed on 30-Day Injured Reserve

Lloyd is currently in her first season with Sky Blue FC (Photo by Tracy Allen - ISI Photos).

Lloyd Suffered a Broken Ankle in Sunday’s Win over Chicago Red Stars

Somerset, N.J. (Tuesday, April 27, 2010) – Sky Blue FC (2-1-0) officially placed midfielder Carli Lloyd on the 30-day injured reserve today while the Delran native works on rehabilitating a broken ankle she sustained in this past Sunday’s 1-0 victory over the Chicago Red Stars. While she will be sidelined for the immediate future, Lloyd is expected to make a full recovery and return to the field later this season.

“In terms of a broken ankle, we ended up with the best possible diagnosis regarding Carli’s injury,” Sky Blue FC General Manager Gerry Marrone stated. “When you combine that with the work ethic that Carli possesses, we expect nothing less than a quick and complete recovery.”

Lloyd suffered the injury to her left ankle in the 27th minute of last Sunday’s win when she slipped on the surface at Toyota Park and landed awkwardly on her ankle. After getting herself to the Sky Blue FC sideline, she was unable to return to the match.

“It is unfortunate to lose a player of Carli’s caliber for any extended amount of time,” Sky Blue FC head coach Pauliina Miettinen said of the injury. “However, I know she will apply the same hard work and determination to her rehabilitation that she does on the playing field. I am confident that her return will come sooner rather than later.”

For the season, Sky Blue FC stands at 2-1-0 and sits atop the Women’s Professional Soccer (WPS) Standings even with FC Gold Pride (2-1-0) at six points. This Saturday, May 1st, Sky Blue FC hosts FC Gold Pride at Yurcak Field in what will be a battle for sole possession of first place in the league. Kickoff for the match is 6:00 p.m.

On a limited basis, fans can purchase an exclusive ticket package for this Saturday to have their photo taken with Brazilian playmakers Marta and Rosana following the game with FC Gold Pride. To purchase tickets today, call 1-888-SBFC-TIX or visit the team’s official website at www.skybluefc.com.



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