Updated August 16: The Dash announced that Lloyd officially has a sprained left ankle. No indication was given about how much time she will miss.
Delran native Carli Lloyd injured her left ankle on Sunday during the Houston Dash's game against FC Kansas City.
The two-time reigning FIFA women's world player of the year suffered the injury in the 26th minute of the contest when she jumped to contest a ball in the air with Kansas City's Desiree Scott. Lloyd came down awkwardly on her left foot, took one hop and let out a howl of anguish as she hit the deck. She immediately grabbed her left leg, and stayed down for a while.
Initially, Lloyd was able to walk off the field under her own power.
But a few moments later, she had to be helped to the locker room with a large bag of ice wrapped around her left foot.
The Houston Chronicle reported that X-rays on the ankle came back negative, which is good news.
The play looked similar to one last year in which Lloyd suffered a sprained medial collateral ligament in her right knee. She ended up out of action for two and a half months.
This injury doesn't seem to be as bad.
For the record, the next U.S. women's national team games are Sept. 15 and 19 against New Zealand, in suburban Denver and Cincinnati, respectively.
This post will be updated as more details become available.