Posted at: 04/25/2013 11:18 AM
Updated at: 04/27/2013 7:59 PM
Abby Wambach is not playing in the Western New York Flash’s home opener on Saturday against the Boston Breakers.
Wambach was hit in the back of the head with a ball during a game last week against the Washington Spirit.
The team says she is progressing each day but needs to take the necessary time to fully recover.
"I've had a really long career and it feels like it's been forever since I've been back in Rochester in a home capacity. I'm really excited to get the season started and being here, playing in front of people who've followed my career for over ten years now, you know, this is for them,” said Wambach.
Wambach will be in attendance, cheering on the team at Sahlen’s Stadium.