Megan Rapinoe injury update: U.S. star expects to be ‘good to go’ for World Cup final


first_imgLYON, France — Megan Rapinoe looks set to be fit for the United States’ Women’s World Cup final against Netherlands, saying Saturday: “I expect to be good to go”.The striker, who has scored five goals in this World Cup including successive braces in the knockout wins against Spain and host France, was a surprise absentee for the semifinal victory Tuesday over England because of a slight hamstring strain. Women’s World Cup 2019: Megan Rapinoe says she’ll be ready for final after sitting out vs. England with injury “I’m pretty open and honest with you. Nothing hidden. I expect to be good to go for tomorrow.” Megan Rapinoe injury update: U.S. star (hamstring) trains day after missing World Cup semifinal WNBA star Sue Bird explains why she spoke out against President Donald Trump in viral article Christen Press took Rapinoe’s place against England and headed the Americans’ opening goal in a 2-1 win.#LaGrandeFinale is [email protected] vs @oranjevrouwenSunday – 17:00 #USANEDYES! pic.twitter.com/s3KGlG7QdW— FIFA Women’s World Cup (@FIFAWWC) July 3, 2019Coach Jill Ellis confirmed Saturday she expects to have everyone available, which means midfielder Rose Lavelle, who came off against England with a hamstring problem, should also be fit.”Having this extra day [of rest] has been huge,” Ellis said. “At this point no one has been ruled out so that’s encouraging for me as a coach.” Rapinoe said after that game she expected to be ready by the weekend for USA’s third World Cup final and, having trained in the days leading up to the clash with the European champions, the 34-year-old believes she will be passed fit.”As of now, I’m expecting to be ready for tomorrow. I feel good,” Rapinoe said at USA’s pre-match press conference Saturday. “That’s all I can really say right now. We have one more training session.  Related Newslast_img

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