England captain Leah Williamson’s hopes of taking part in at this summer season’s World Cup have been solid into doubt on Wednesday evening after she suffered a probably critical harm.
The 26-year-old Arsenal defender went down within the twelfth minute of their Ladies’s Tremendous League conflict in opposition to Manchester United at Leigh Sports activities Village.
Williamson, who has earned 41 caps for her nation, was fast to ask physios for therapy earlier than the slapping the bottom in frustration.
After the stretcher wasn’t wanted, she finally stumbled off the pitch with the assistance of two medical employees – a worrying signal with lower than 100 days to go earlier than England’s opener in opposition to Haiti on July 22.
Arsenal supervisor Jonas Eidevall gave followers an replace on Williamson’s harm in his post-match interview.
“I don’t have an excessive amount of data on it,” he stated. “After all, it’s not good that she has to come back off.
“I believe in case you see the pitch right here as we speak, it’s a pitch that has much more to ask for and I believe it’s going to proceed right here with the taking part in schedule. Taking part in on pitches like that, in fact gamers are going to get injured.
“It’s one thing all of us want to enhance on, the services the place we play, if we need to preserve the gamers on the pitch.”
Eidevall went on to say he ‘doesn’t know the extent’ of Williamson’s harm however the defender left Leigh Sports activities Village on crutches.
“No person wished to see that.” he stated. “I’ve simply seen her inside, she appeared in actually excessive spirits. We clearly want it’s one thing minor and only a precaution.
“We want her all the very best. All of us need to see her lead the Lionesses in the summertime.”