Canada's Becky to miss World Cup after cruciate ligament injury2023-03-18 15:43
Canada and Portland Thorns forward Jenny Becky confirmed Friday that she will miss this year's Women's World Cup after torn her ACL in her right knee.
In a statement on their website, defending National Women's Soccer League (NWSL) champion Sohns said Becky will miss the remainder of the 2023 season, adding that she will " receive surgery in the coming weeks to repair the injury." " .
The 28 -year-old is a gold medalist at the 2021 Tokyo Olympics and has scored 36 goals in 101 appearances for Canada .
" Heartbroken is an understatement, " Becky, who has played for Manchester City and Houston Sprint, said in a post on Instagram .
" Working hard in the offseason, what will be one of the biggest seasons of my career, defending the title for the Thorns and of course playing the World Cup in Canada, a long absence is a tough pill to swallow.
" I have supported my team-mates this season for club and country and needless to say I will be better and stronger than ever! "
Becky 's injury is a severe blow for Canada, who are looking to win their maiden World Cup at this year's World Cup, which is co-hosted by New Zealand and Australia from July 20 to August 20 .
They face Nigeria in Group B on July 21 before facing Ireland and hosts Australia .
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