Beth Mead has ruptured the anterior cruciate ligament in her knee and faces an “extended period of time” on the sidelines, in a substantial blow to Arsenal and England.
Arsenal confirmed the information in a statement.
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“We can validate that Beth Mead endured a ruptured anterior cruciate ligament in our match versus Manchester United at Emirates Stadium on Saturday.
“Unfortunately, this implies that Beth is established for an prolonged interval on the sidelines. She will see a surgeon in the coming times, immediately after which even further facts on timescales will be founded.
“Every person at the club will now be supporting Beth and working tricky to get her again on the pitch as quickly as achievable.”
Mead has experienced a spectacular very last 12 months, successful both equally the Golden Boot and the Player of the Tournament awards for England at previous summer’s European Championships as the Lionesses walked off with the title.
She also arrived 2nd in the Ballon d’Or Feminin guiding Spain and Barcelona’s Alexia Putellas.
It capped a exceptional increase for Mead, owning beforehand identified herself out of the England set-up.
But now she faces a race from time to get again in good shape and firing ahead of the 2023 Women’s Entire world Cup, which begins up coming July in Australia and New Zealand.
Boss Sarina Wiegman will not want to be devoid of her star ahead as the Lionesses chase again-to-back again triumphs at big tournaments, and the sporting immortality that would bring.
Arsenal’s WSL loss to United, for whom Alessia Russo netted the winner in the 91st moment, still left the two sides paired on 18 factors, with Jonas Eidevall’s Gunners in 2nd by advantage of a greater intention difference.
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