Australia striker Sam Kerr sustains ACL injury while training with Chelsea

AP , Monday 8 Jan 2024

Australia striker Sam Kerr sustained an anterior cruciate ligament injury during a warm-weather training camp with Chelsea women’s team in Morocco, the English club said Sunday.

Sam Kerr
File photo: Australia s Sam Kerr celebrates after scoring her side s first goal during the Women s World Cup semifinal soccer match between Australia and England at Stadium Australia in Sydney, Australia, on Aug. 16, 2023. AP

Kerr, who has scored 99 goals in 128 games for Chelsea, will be assessed by a specialist before beginning a lengthy period of rehabilitation. Australian media reported Kerr could be out for up to nine months.

Kerr’s absence is a huge blow for Chelsea, which is top of the Women’s Super League — three points clear of Manchester City and Arsenal.

“Everyone at Chelsea would like to wish Sam the very best for her recovery,” a team statement read.

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