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Alex Morgan diagnosed with COVID-19

The (now former) Tottenham Hotspur Women player says she contracted the virus after returning States-side for Christmas.

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Alex Morgan’s short tenure with Tottenham Hotspur Women may have ended but she’s still going to be considered by many to be a part of the extended Spurs family. So it’s sad to hear that the two-time World Cup winner and USA Women’s National Team captain has been diagnosed with COVID-19.

Morgan had already announced in early December that she was returning to the United States to prepare for the new NWSL season and would not be staying with Spurs to the end of the Women’s Super League campaign. A knee injury lengthened her acclimation back to football soon after she joined Spurs on loan which meant she only saw action in five WSL matches, scoring two goals, both of them from the penalty spot.

According to the LA Times, Morgan and her entire family, including her husband Servando Carrasco and their baby Charlie all contracted the virus, but all are recovering. It’s somewhat ironic that Morgan left England, a country experiencing a massive surge in coronavirus cases with a new, highly transmissible variant spreading like wildfire, only to catch the virus in California upon her return. But California is now one of the worst states in America in terms of viral infections, so maybe it’s not that surprising. Morgan now becomes one of the most high profile American athletes to announce that they have tested positive.

Here’s hoping Alex and her family are able to make a swift and complete recovery.