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The Matildas share supportive messages after Sam Kerr suffers from ‘devastating’ ACL injury

Kerr will be unlikely to play at the Paris Olympics...
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Australia women’s football star Sam Kerr has suffered from an anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) injury while in a mid-season training camp with Chelsea, in Morocco.

The club confirmed the news in the early hours of Monday morning.

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She has begun rehabilitation with the club’s medical team…

Kerr’s injury makes it unlikely for her to be able to compete at the Paris Olympics if Australia earns qualification. 

Sam’s teammates shared their support for her… many of the women who play for the Matildas took to X (previously Twitter) with their reactions to the heartbreaking news.

“No words 💔 Here with you every single step @samkerr1 ❤️❤️❤️,” Steph Catley wrote. 

Emily Van Egmond wrote, “With you every step of the way always.”

Caitlin Foord also shared a message reading, “Absolutely gutted for you by friend 💔 we’ve got you.”

The Matildas Instagram page also shared their support. 

“We’re all behind you, skipper. One family ❤️,” they wrote. 

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Kerr is set to miss the Paris Olympics. (Credit: Getty)

Matildas coach Tony Gustavsson has made a statement revealing that Kerr’s injury was a massive hit to the team’s chance of making the Paris games.

“Considering how hard Sam has worked over the past six months to return to play, this news is a devastating blow for everyone,” he said.

“With her ability to lead by example, Sam’s guidance and influence on the team is significant and, as a result, this will be an incredible loss for the national team.

“Our focus now is on ensuring she has all the support she wants and needs to navigate recovery and rehab.”

Following her injury, Kerr has been ruled out of the rest of Chelsea’s Women’s Super League as well as the European Champions League campaigns and Australia’s AFC Women’s Olympic qualifiers. 

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Kerr joined Chelsea in 2019. (Credit: Getty)

Kerr was supposed to be competing in Australia’s AFC Women’s Olympic qualifiers against Uzbekistan next month. 

Uzbekistan is ranked 47th in the world and the Matilda’s only need the win the two-leg tie against them to qualify for Paris…

Chelsea said she would be “assessed by a specialist in the coming days and then begin her rehabilitation with the club’s medical team”.

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