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US Soccer Olympian Megan Rapinoe says injury in final game of career 'proof' God doesn't exist

The full extent of her injury is still unclear.

Published: November 13, 2023 1:40pm

Updated: November 13, 2023 2:02pm

U.S. soccer star Megan Rapinoe said getting injured this past weekend at the beginning of the last match of her career is "proof" that God does not exist. 

Minutes into the National Women's Soccer League championship game Saturday against the New York/New Jersey Gotham FC women's professional soccer team, Rapinoe, playing for Seattle's OL Reign, fell to the ground with a non-contact injury. 

She said during a post-match press conference that while she still needs an MRI, she is "pretty sure" she tore her Achilles tendon. 

"I'm not a religious person or anything, and if there was a God, like, this is proof that there isn't," Rapinoe said. "This is f****d up."

Rapinoe said in July that she would retire at the end of the season. The full extent of her injury is still unclear. 

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