England captain Leah Williamson’s hopes of taking part in at this summer time’s World Cup have been forged into doubt on Wednesday evening after she suffered a doubtlessly severe 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 remedy earlier than the slapping the bottom in frustration.
After the stretcher wasn’t wanted, she ultimately 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 mentioned. “In fact, it’s not good that she has to return off.
“I feel if you happen to see the pitch right here in the present day, it’s a pitch that has much more to ask for and I feel it’s going to proceed right here with the taking part in schedule. Enjoying on pitches like that, in fact gamers are going to get injured.
“It’s one thing all of us want to enhance on, the amenities the place we play, if we wish to hold 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 needed to see that.” he mentioned. “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 perfect. All of us wish to see her lead the Lionesses in the summertime.”