Have a baby, try play football. The challenges of comebacks after pregnancy

Should Alex Morgan make her Spurs debut against Arsenal on Sunday, she will do so while still breastfeeding — five months after giving birth.

She could be seen, after Spurs’ 1-0 defeat by Manchester United last Saturday, wheeling a pram carrying daughter Charlie, who was sleeping beneath a pink blanket laced with magenta bows. There was another picture of her deep in conversation with her US compatriots — and Women’s Super League foes — Tobin Heath and Christen Press, by which point Charlie had woken up and was peering contentedly over her mother’s shoulder. Morgan’s changing bag rested by the pram, its changing mat poking out the top.

Morgan, with her back to the cameras, did not know the photographs were being taken, but as the most high-profile signing of the WSL era, the 31-year-old is used to the publicity. Only the reigning Ballon D’or winner Megan Rapinoe is more widely-recognised than Morgan, winner of two World…

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