Pittsford's Abby Wambach will have to miss Saturday's home opening match for the Western New York Flash because of a recent head injury.
The team has issued a statement saying that Wambach is being sidelined for precautionary measures after she was struck in the back of the head with a ball last Saturday.
The team statement says that Wambach is progressing each day, but will be taking the necessary steps to ensure a full, healthy recovery.
She will be at the game at Sahlen Stadium in Rochester on Saturday night on the sidelines to help support the team. She will also be interviewed during the halftime break in that game against the Boston Breakers.