Racing Louisville’s Nadia Nadim to undergo season-ending ACL surgery


Racing Louisville has taken a huge hit heading into the final stretch of the season. The team announced Tuesday that they have placed forward Nadia Nadim on the season-ending injury list after she suffered a torn ACL during Saturday’s game against the Orlando Pride.

Nadim is set to have surgery in the coming weeks.

“Obviously we are all hugely disappointed,” said James O’Connor, Racing’s executive vice president of development, in a release. “Nadia is a big player for us, and we will miss the quality, leadership and spirit that made her a fan favorite in such a short space of time. I have no doubt that Nadia will attack this like so many things she has in her life: full on.”

Following her arrival from Paris Saint-Germain this summer, Nadim made an immediate impact in Louisville. Through Saturday, she had already tallied three goals and an assist.

“It’s sad that this happened,” Nadim said. “I know injuries are part of football, but the timing is poor for the team and for me with so much on my plate — including the national team. But it is what it is. Life never happens the way you expect.

“I’m ready to do everything to return and am motivated to get back on the field and help the team. It could be worse. It could always be worse.”