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Sky Blue FC defender Caitlin Foord underwent successful surgery for a broken collarbone on Sunday, with no official timetable set for her return. The injury occurred while playing in a Saturday match for Australian W-League club Perth Glory, ending her W-League season.
The injury is the second to a Sky Blue FC player this offseason, as forward Sam Kerr suffered a non-contact ligament rupture to her left foot while playing in a November game for Perth Glory.
“It was very disappointing to hear about Caitlin’s injury during her most recent game,” said Sky Blue FC assistant coach Christy Holly. “As with Sam, I know she was enjoying her time playing back home in Australia. I spoke with Caitlin after her surgery yesterday, and she sounded like she was in good spirits. She is also in a lot less pain after the procedure. At this point, no timeline has been set for her return, but we all wish her the very best and know that she will come back stronger for the 2016 season.”
Foord, 21, finishes her W-League season with one goal in seven matches. The injury occurred in the 38th minute of a game with Canberra United on Saturday when Foord landed on her right shoulder following a challenge from an opposing player.
While no official timetable has been set, the Australia native is hopeful to be ready for Olympic qualifiers in March. That would also put her in line to be ready for the start of the 2016 National Women’s Soccer League (NWSL) season.
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