Pride's Pressley being treated for breast cancer
Orlando Pride defender Toni Pressley has begun treatment for breast cancer, the club announced Wednesday.
"Although a cancer diagnosis of any kind can be extremely difficult, her family at Orlando Health is going to battle this disease with Toni every step of the way," Orlando Pride team doctor and Orlando Health chief of sports medicine Daryl Osbahr said in a press release.
Pressley, 29, will be treated at the Breast Care Center at Orlando Health UF Health Cancer Center.
In 53 appearances since being the No. 8 pick in the 2015 National Women's Soccer League expansion draft, she has three goals and one assist.
She has one goal in nine games this year. Pressley last played on July 20 in a 1-0 win over Sky Blue FC.
"We can't imagine what Toni is going through," Orlando Pride general manager Erik Ustruck said. "On behalf of everyone at the club, I would like to extend our unconditional support to Toni, her family and the members of our Orlando Pride family throughout the entirety of the treatment process. Toni's health and well-being is, of course, our biggest priority."