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 season with Canada.
Beckie tore her ACL in a preseason recreation between the Thorns and the U.S. under-23 girls’s nationwide staff Wednesday.
She mentioned “heartbroken is an understatement”
“Having labored so onerous through the low season for what was set to be one of many largest seasons of my profession, defending the title for Portland Thorns and naturally taking part in within the World Cup for Canada, being out for an prolonged time period is a tough capsule to swallow,” she wrote.
Beckie, 28, has performed for the Canadian nationwide staff since 2014. She made her a hundred and first look for Canada in a match in opposition to Japan final month within the staff’s remaining match of the SheBelieves Cup event in Texas.
Total she has 36 targets for Canada, at the moment ranked sixth on this planet.
Beckie signed with the Thorns final season after a four-season stint with Manchester Metropolis within the Ladies’s Tremendous League.
The Thorns mentioned Beckie can have surgical procedure within the coming weeks.
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