American striker Morgan tests positive for COVID-19

VIDEO SHOWS: FILE OF ALEX MORGAN TRAINING WITH THE U.S. WOMEN'S SOCCER TEAM, HOLDING WOMEN'S WORLD CUP TROPHY DURING PARADE CELEBRATIONS / SCREENSHOT OF MORGAN'S TWEETS ANNOUNCING SHE HAS COVID-19 / FILE OF MORGAN DISPLAYING TOTTENHAM HOTSPUR SHIRT, TRAINING WITH TEAM

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CROISSY-SUR-SEINE, FRANCE (FILE - JUNE 27, 2019) (REUTERS - ACCESS ALL)

1. ALEX MORGAN BEFORE U.S. WOMEN'S SOCCER TEAM TRAINING

2. MORGAN WARMING UP

ENFIELD, ENGLAND, UNITED KINGDOM (FILE - JUNE 6, 2019) (REUTERS - ACCESS ALL)

3. MORGAN JOGGING WITH BALL

4. VARIOUS OF MORGAN WARMING UP

NEW YORK CITY, NEW YORK, UNITED STATES (FILE - JULY 10, 2019) (REUTERS - ACCESS ALL)

5. MORGAN HOLDING WOMEN'S WORLD CUP TROPHY DURING PARADE CELEBRATIONS

INTERNET (JANUARY 5, 2021) (TWITTER / @alexmorgan13 - ACCESS ALL)

6. SCREENSHOT FROM ALEX MORGAN'S TWITTER PAGE READING (English): "Unfortunately, my family and I closed out 2020 learning we had contracted Covid while in California over the holidays. We are all in good spirits and recovering well. After our isolation is completed, I will follow US Soccer's return to play guidelines to ensure (1/2)"

"my body is fully recovered and I can join my teammates back on the field soon. Be safe and happy new year. (2/2)"

LONDON, ENGLAND, UNITED KINGDOM (FILE - SEPTEMBER 2020) (SPURS TV - MUST COURTESY 'SPURS TV') (MUTE)

7. ALEX MORGAN IN NUMBER 13 SHIRT

8. VARIOUS OF MORGAN POSING IN SPURS SHIRTS

9. MORGAN WALKING ONTO PITCH AT TRAINING SESSION

10. MORGAN SPEAKING WITH MEN'S TEAM HEAD COACH JOSE MOURINHO WITH LEDLEY KING STANDING NEARBY AND SMILING

11. MORGAN SITTING ON GRASS STRETCHING

12. VARIOUS OF TRAINING SESSION TAKING PLACE

13. MORGAN WALKING WITH HER BOOTS HELD UP

14. MORGAN TYING SHOE LACES

15. MORGAN JOGGING

16. MORGAN PASSING DURING TRAINING SESSION

STORY: United States international and twice World Cup winner Alex Morgan said on Tuesday (January 5) she and her family tested positive for COVID-19 over the Christmas holiday and are all recovering well.

Morgan, who is married to former Major League Soccer player Servando Carrasco and gave birth to her first child last May, returned to the United States last month after a five-game spell with Tottenham Hotspur in the Women's Super League.

"Unfortunately, my family and I closed out 2020 learning that we had contracted Covid while in California over the holidays," Morgan said on Twitter. "We are all in good spirits and recovering well.

"After our isolation is completed, I will follow US Soccer's return to play guidelines to ensure my body is fully recovered and I can join my teammates back on the field soon. Be safe and happy new year."

The 31-year-old Morgan joined north London club Tottenham from Orlando Pride in a bid to regain match fitness following the birth of her child after the COVID-19 pandemic truncated the National Women's Soccer League.

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