Sky Blue FC midfielder Madison Tiernan just can’t catch a break. (Photo courtesy of Sky Blue FC)

HARRISON, N.Y. – For the second successive year, Sky Blue FC midfielder Madison Tiernan has suffered a tough break and will miss the season.

She incurred a right ankle sprain and has been placed on the 45-day disabled list, the National Women’s Soccer League team announced Friday.

In 2019, the New Jersey native missed the 2019 season after sustaining a torn ACL and MCL during pre-season.

Tiernan will miss the 2020 NWSL Challenge Cup. She sustained the injury during a team scrimmage in preparation for the tournament.

“This past month being back with my team was full of so many positive emotions after being sidelined last season with a torn ACL,” Tiernan said in a statement. “Unfortunately, I injured my right ankle and I have to listen to my body and do what is right for me in the long run. My team is, and will always be, my number one priority. Even though I’m not physically there, my constant support stays the same. I’m excited to watch all the hard work these ladies have put in transpire on the field and produce results.”

Added general manager Alyse LaHue: “Madison worked incredibly hard to come back from an ACL tear last season and was having a fantastic start back this preseason. It’s devastating for a player to miss this opportunity, but we know she’ll have a quick turnaround.”

Tiernan, 24, joined the team in 2017 after she was drafted out of Rutgers University with the 24tj overall pick in the NWSL College Draft. She has scored five goals and recorded two assists through 42 appearances in 2017 and 2018.