March 18 (Reuters) – Canada and Portland Thorns forward Janine Beckie will miss this year’s Women’s Globe Cup suitable soon after she confirmed on Friday that she has torn the anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) in her perfect knee.
In a statement on their internet web page, reigning National Women’s Soccer League (NWSL) champions Thorns talked about Beckie will miss the remainder of the 2023 season and added that she will “have surgery in the coming weeks to repair the injury.”
The 28-year-old, who was aspect of the Olympic gold medal-winning group at the Tokyo Games in 2021, has scored 36 ambitions in 101 appearances for Canada.
“Heartbroken is an understatement,” Beckie, who has also played for Manchester City and Houston Dash, talked about in a post on Instagram.
“Receiving worked so difficult in the course of off-season for what was set to be a single of the greatest seasons of my profession, defending the title for Thorns and of course playing in the Globe Cup for Canada, becoming out for an extended period of time is a complex pill to swallow.
“I will be supporting my group mates for every single club and nation this season and it goes with out saying I will be back enhanced and stronger than ever!”
Beckie’s injury will be a substantial blow for Canada, who are hunting to win their maiden Globe Cup at this year’s showpiece occasion, which is becoming co-hosted by New Zealand and Australia from July 20 to Aug. 20.
They begin their campaign in Group B against Nigeria on July 21 prior to facing Ireland and hosts Australia.
Reporting by Aadi Nair in Bengaluru Editing by William Mallard
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