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Carson Pickett joins USWNT with Emily Fox in concussion protocol

Carson Pickett is the oldest field player to start in her first cap for the USWNT. (Brad Smith/ISI Photos/Getty Images)

North Carolina Courage defender Carson Pickett is joining the U.S. women’s national team in Europe. She will replace Emily Fox, who was ruled out due to concussion protocols, U.S. Soccer announced Saturday.

Fox left the match in the 22nd minute against England on Friday after taking a hit to the head. The USWNT will look to rebound from their 2-1 defeat to the Lionesses when they meet Spain in a friendly on Tuesday before heading back to the U.S.

Pickett has one cap with the national team from a June 28 match against Colombia in Utah. Born without a left forearm, she became the first player with a limb difference to play for the USWNT.

The fullback was a standout for the Courage this season, making three NWSL Teams of the Month. She finished the season with a goal and led the league with six assists, as the Courage just missed out on the final spot in the NWSL playoffs.