ORLANDO, Fla. (Apr. 1, 2022) — Orlando Pride forward Marta has been ruled out after suffering an anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) tear in her left knee during the Pride’s March 26 match at the North Carolina Courage. Following the injury, Marta has been placed on the Season Ending Injury list.
“We’re absolutely heartbroken for Marta,” Orlando Pride General Manager Ian Fleming said. “She’s an incredible leader and we’ll of course miss that on the field this season. But if you know anything about Marta, she will face this challenge head on like she does with each training or game, and we know she’ll do all she can to continue leading the team off the field. We look forward to helping her through this recovery so she’s back even stronger.”
Marta will undergo surgery at the Orlando Health Jewett Orthopedic Institute, set to be performed by Dr. Craig Mintzer, chief medical officer and head orthopedic surgeon for the Pride.