Racing Louisville FC has confirmed that backup goalkeeper Jordyn Bloomer was injured by a falling goal during a training session Sunday in Kansas City.
The visiting team had planned to practice Sunday at Park University’s Hemingway Field ahead of Monday’s match against the Kansas City Current, but field conditions prevented them from doing so, manager Kim Björkegren said.
“We had a goal that was not a normal goal, that was falling down on [Jordyn] Bloomer, our goalkeeper,” Björkegren said after Racing’s 1-0 loss Monday.
The extent of Bloomer’s injury has not been released yet, but the rookie was in a boot and crutches, reported WHAS11’s Tyler Greever.
Katie Lund, the usual starter, played in net for Monday’s match, and emergency backup Hillary Beall was flown in to replace Bloomer.
Per the NWSL’s operations manual, each home team is required to provide visitors with reasonable access to its training facilities. It’s unclear whether or not Hemingway Field is the training facility that the Current use, but the Current did issue a statement saying that all visiting teams have been provided the same field “without incident.”
The Current are in the process of building a new stadium and practice facilities and released new renderings of the stadium Tuesday.
Racing forward Nadia Nadim, who had called out the Current over the training field earlier in the day, responded to the renderings. “Make sure the field are appropriate and the goals are safe and so on,” she wrote on Twitter.
Cool 😎 🔥 Make sure the field are appropriate and the goals are safe and so on.. 🤷🏽♀️ https://t.co/vFVQIOWOHK— Dr Nadia Nadim (@nadia_nadim) May 31, 2022
Cool 😎 🔥 Make sure the field are appropriate and the goals are safe and so on.. 🤷🏽♀️ https://t.co/vFVQIOWOHK