Dutch international Jill Roord has torn her anterior cruciate ligament. In the match against Manchester United on Wednesday, the Manchester City’s attacking midfielder suffered a serious knee injury.
Roord is expected to be out of action for many months. Her injury means that the Dutch team will not have the player available in the semi-final of the Nations League against Spain next month. If the Dutch team qualify for the Olympic Games via the Nations League, Roord will most likely not be there in Paris either.
Another top football player hit
Roord joins a long line of top female football players who recently suffered such an injury. Vivianne Miedema, Beth Mead, Alexia Putellas, Marie-Antoinette Katoto, Leah Williamson, Catarina Macario and recently Chelsea player Sam Kerr preceded her.
“Jill remains under the care of City’s medical team and is beginning her rehabilitation. Everyone at City wishes her a full and speedy recovery,” the Manchester club wrote. Roord went to the ground after eight minutes of play in the match against United.
Last year we made this sports explainer about the many cruciate ligament injuries in women’s football:
The 26-year-old Roord, who came from VfL Wolfsburg to Manchester City after the summer, scored six goals for her club this season. In 2015, Roord made her debut in the Dutch national team. With the Dutch team she won the European Championship in 2017 and won silver at the 2019 World Cup.
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