Boston Breakers defender Bianca D’Agostino will miss the remainder of the 2013 National Women’s Soccer League season after suffering a partially torn anterior cruciate ligament in her right knee.
Boston Breakers defender Bianca D’Agostino will miss the remainder of the 2013 National Women’s Soccer League season after suffering a partially torn anterior cruciate ligament in her right knee. The 24-year-old suffered the injury during a training session in early April.
"Losing Bianca is a big loss for us, especially with the other injuries we’ve had, losing Casey Short, who I thought was someone who could play left outside back for us, and the retirement of Heather Mitts," Boston Breakers Head Coach Lisa Cole said. "Bianca was a good option, and we felt pretty good about the solution to that issue, and now we lose her as well. She’s a good soccer player, a good, young player, and I’m sure she’ll come back even better than ever. But for us, it’s something that’s going to hurt us down the stretch."
Bianca D’Agostino training with the Breakers in March (Photo: Mike Gridley)
In her debut season with the Breakers in 2012, D’Agostino started 12 of the 13 games she played in, logging 1,082 minutes. As a left outside midfielder, D’Agostino scored one goal for the Breakers a year ago. She also was twice called in to play with the U.S. U-23 Women’s National Team in 2012.
The Longmeadow, Mass. native will soon undergo surgery on her right knee and begin physical rehabilitation. D’Agostino is the second Breaker sidelined by an ACL tear this season. Casey Short, the team’s No. 1 draft pick in the 2013 NWSL College Draft, tore her ACL in February while playing for the U.S. U-23 Women’s National Team against Norway in La Manga, Spain.