• Tue. Mar 28th, 2023

Beckie out of World Cup and NWSL season with knee damage


Mar 18, 2023

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Portland Thorns ahead Janine Beckie tore a ligament in her proper knee and can miss the Nationwide Ladies’s Soccer League season and the World Cup this summer time with Canada.

Beckie tore her ACL in a preseason sport between the Thorns and the U.S. under-23 ladies’s nationwide workforce Wednesday.

She stated “heartbroken is an understatement” in a post Friday on social media.

“Having labored so arduous through the low season for what was set to be one of many greatest seasons of my profession, defending the title for Portland Thorns and naturally enjoying within the World Cup for Canada, being out for an prolonged time period is a troublesome tablet to swallow,” she wrote.

Beckie, 28, has performed for the Canadian nationwide workforce since 2014. She made her one hundred and first look for Canada in a match towards Japan final month within the workforce’s closing match of the SheBelieves Cup event in Texas.

Total she has 36 targets for Canada, at the moment ranked sixth on the planet.

Beckie signed with the Thorns final season after a four-season stint with Manchester Metropolis within the Ladies’s Tremendous League.

The Thorns stated Beckie could have surgical procedure within the coming weeks.


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