England captain Leah Williamson has posted pictures of her participation in Arsenal training sessions, signaling her progress in recovering from a severe ACL injury.
The Lionesses skipper has been sidelined since April 2023, when she suffered a torn ACL during Arsenal’s WSL match against Manchester United. This injury prevented her from representing the national squad in the 2023 Women’s World Cup, and she has yet to make an appearance in the current 2023/24 campaign.
On Saturday, Leah Williamson provided an update on her recovery by sharing four photos on Instagram. The images captured her actively participating in Arsenal’s training sessions, indicating her progress toward a long-awaited return to action. Accompanying the photos, she captioned the post with the words: “One foot in front of the other.”
In October 2023, the 26-year-old Leah Williamson was awarded the Order of the British Empire (OBE) by Prince William at Windsor Castle for her role in leading England to Euro 2022 victory.
The subsequent month, she had the unique chance to serve as an editor for the renowned British comic Beano. Despite these honors received off the pitch, the Lionesses and Arsenal defender is evidently eager to make her return to action on the field.
Leah Williamson will require additional time for a complete recovery before making her return to the pitch after ACL.
However, Arsenal is scheduled to resume play after a short winter break on January 14, facing Watford in the fourth round of the FA Women’s Cup. Their initial Women’s Super League (WSL) match upon returning is at home against Everton on January 20.