Manchester City midfielder Jill Roord has suffered a rupture of her anterior cruciate ligament, as confirmed by the Women’s Super League team.
The Netherlands international encountered the injury during the League Cup victory against Manchester United on Wednesday, being substituted in the ninth minute of the match at Joie Stadium.
City confirmed the news on Saturday afternoon in a statement on their official website, adding: “Jill will remain under the care of City’s medical team and will begin her rehabilitation. Everyone at City wishes her a full and speedy recovery.”
Former Arsenal player Jill Roord, who joined City from Wolfsburg last summer, has contributed eight goals and three assists for Gareth Taylor’s team.
The 26-year-old becomes the latest prominent WSL player to be affected by an ACL injury. Earlier this month, Chelsea and Australia striker Sam Kerr was sidelined due to a similar issue, and on Wednesday, England captain Leah Williamson returned to action for Arsenal after recovering from an ACL injury.
Arsenal has also witnessed comebacks from fellow Lioness Beth Mead and Roord’s international teammate Vivianne Miedema this season.