Leah Williamson, the captain of Arsenal and England, had to leave the crucial WSL match against Manchester United early due to a suspected knee injury.
After winning the ball in midfield, Williamson appeared to twist her knee, and medical staff surrounded her for several minutes.
Although a stretcher was brought out, she eventually managed to get to her feet with the assistance of two Gunners employees and limped down the tunnel.
Williamson may lose crucial games for Arsenal and England
After the match, Arsenal head coach Jonas Eidevall refused to provide details about the extent of the injury of Williamson but expressed frustration about being forced to make an early substitution on Leah, stating that it disrupted the team significantly.
Marc Skinner, Man United manager also said: “You can see the applause from around the stadium. Nobody wanted to see that. I think it was just a slight collision. Don’t know if she’s fell awkwardly on it. I haven’t seen it back.
“But Williamson was obviously upset when she came off. I’ve just seen her inside. She seemed in really high spirits.
“We obviously wish it’s something minor and it’s just a precaution. We wish her all the best. All of us want to see her leading the Lionesses in the summer so wish her all the very best.”
This is a terrible time for Williamson to have a fitness concern.
Arsenal is currently in a battle for the Women’s Super League title and has a Champions League semi-final first leg against Wolfsburg on Sunday.
Additionally, the Women’s World Cup is approaching this summer, and as the captain of the Lionesses, she is eager to lead her nation on the biggest stage.