Man United women’s game aban­doned after in­jury

The Saratogian (Saratoga, NY) - - SPORTS -

LON­DON >> A women’s soc­cer game be­tween Manch­ester United and Charl­ton was aban­doned Sun­day after an in­jury to a player.

Charl­ton winger Char­lotte Kerr was hurt in a col­li­sion as United took the lead in the 10th minute of the sec­ond-tier FA Women’s Cham­pi­onship match.

Charl­ton said play­ers re­turned to the locker rooms as Kerr was treated on the field and they waited for an am­bu­lance to ar­rive with one not al­ready on site at the sta­dium in Kent, near Lon­don.

“The FA Women’s Cham­pi­onship has thor­ough match­day med­i­cal re­quire­ments and we are cur­rently in com­mu­ni­ca­tion with both clubs to un­der­stand more about the in­ci­dent and will await the ref­eree’s re­port,” the English Foot­ball As­so­ci­a­tion said in a state­ment to The As­so­ci­ated Press, wish­ing Kerr a “full and speedy re­cov­ery.” FOXBOR­OUGH, MASS. >> Sarah Thomas is the first woman to work an NFL play­off game as an on-field of­fi­cial.

Thomas was the down judge in Sun­day’s di­vi­sional round game be­tween New Eng­land and the Los An­ge­les Charg­ers. That’s a first, ac­cord­ing to the league’s Twit­ter ac­count .

Thomas was hired in 2015 and was al­ready the league’s first fe­male full-time of­fi­cial.

Terri Valenti was the re­play of­fi­cial in Satur­day’s play­off game be­tween the Chiefs and Colts, also a first.

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