The third season of Snacks has arrived, with Sam Mewis and Lynn Williams discussing everything from their journey to Kansas City, to the injuries that have kept them sidelined so far this NWSL season.
In the first episode of the new season, Williams opens up about the season-ending hamstring injury she suffered at the start of the Challenge Cup that required surgery. After tearing her labrum in college, Williams says she has been dealing with pain in both her hip and her hamstring for the past eight years. During a preseason practice, she went to make a play when she felt a pop, tearing her hamstring.
“They said that my tendon has probably been hanging off slightly for the past couple of years and it was too much,” Williams says.
The forward went on to play 81 minutes in the Current’s Challenge Cup opener, assisting on their lone goal in a 1-1 draw with Racing Louisville FC. Over a week later, Kansas City announced Williams would miss the remainder of the season with a right leg injury.
Williams tells Mewis that she will be back and “hopefully better than ever” for the Current and the United States women’s national team, which will vie for 2023 World Cup qualification at the CONCACAF W Championship this summer.
Mewis, meanwhile, has been slow to return from her own lingering injuries. The 29-year-old midfielder underwent arthroscopic surgery on her right knee last August and has yet to play in a game for her new NWSL team. Kansas City acquired Mewis and Williams in separate trades with the North Carolina Courage during the offseason, and even without them, advanced to the semifinals of the Challenge Cup after winning the Central Division.
“It has been so fun to see the team do so well,” Mewis says. “It’s a new team, but we’ve had some success early on and it’s been awesome to be a part of.”
“Obviously we would love to be a part of the team in a different way,” Williams adds. “But I will say that it has been nice being hurt with a close friend, if I had to be hurt.”
Mewis says she has been helping Williams during her recovery, including putting on her sock and taking out her trash.
“That’s my love language,” Mewis says.
You can catch the full first episode of Snacks Season 3 here. And don’t forget to subscribe so you don’t miss an episode.