For the second straight year we are writing about the knee injuries to our best and brightest. Anterior Cruciate Ligament injuries have always been a part of women’s football and, after speaking to former Matildas, there is always a period when we have more than our fair share. However that does not comfort those who will lose a full year of their football lives.
Sam Kerr back in action after ACL rehab
Westfield Matildas and Brisbane Roar defender Elise Kellond-Knight has been ruled out of the Westfield W-League season after sustaining a partial tear of her anterior cruciate ligament in Denmark last night.
Long 12 months of recovery ahead for Kellond-Knight | TWG
A female football friend of one mine once said “if you haven’t done one knee in your career, you’re not trying hard enough!” It’s a distressing fact that female athletes are close to ten times more likely to injure their ACL and require a knee reconstruction than their male counterparts. In fact the WA Women’s Premier League this season, the eventually winners Balcatta SC had at least 4 players who were required to go under the knife.
Following that adage, you can’t accuse Canberra United’s Caitlin Munoz of not trying. The United and Matildas’ striker last season went under the knife making it the third time in her career.
Caitlin Munoz in action for Canberra United | TWG