U.S. soccer star Megan Rapinoe experienced a bittersweet conclusion to her illustrious career during the National Women’s Soccer League Championship on Saturday. Playing for OL Reign, Rapinoe suffered an injury in the sixth minute of the match against Gotham FC, leading her to believe she had torn her Achilles tendon.
In the post-match press conference, Rapinoe addressed the injury with a mix of humor and frustration, stating her intention to seek the “Aaron Rodgers treatment” for recovery. Despite the disappointment, she humorously remarked, “I’m not a religious person or anything, and if there was a god, like, this is proof that there isn’t.”
Detailing the moment of the injury, Rapinoe described feeling a significant pop and being unable to discern the location of the Achilles tear. She expressed gratitude for her deep sense of humor, acknowledging the devastating nature of exiting a final match so early in her career.
Before leaving the field, Rapinoe shared an emotional hug with former USWNT teammate Ali Krieger, who plays for Gotham FC and was also participating in her final professional game. The injury marked the conclusion of Rapinoe’s tenure with OL Reign, where she scored four goals and provided five assists in 15 matches during the 2023 season. The Championship match against Gotham FC served as the final chapter in her NWSL career.
Rapinoe’s resilience and humor shone through as she faced the unfortunate end to her playing days, leaving a lasting impact on the sport and earning the admiration of fans worldwide. Her legacy extends beyond the pitch, encompassing her contributions to women’s soccer, activism, and her ability to navigate challenges with grace and humor.
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“I thought about it a little bit. I mean, I’m not a religious person or anything, and if there was a God, like, this is proof that there isn’t.”
“This is f—-ed… pic.twitter.com/GuTsP9CKXF
— Chuck Callesto (@ChuckCallesto) November 13, 2023
Is there a more vile female athlete on planet Earth than Megan Rapinoe? 👇 pic.twitter.com/lxRIcOFD0P
— Vince Langman (@LangmanVince) November 13, 2023