Janine Beckie will miss the 2023 NWSL season and World Cup after struggling a torn ACL in her proper knee.
The Portland Thorns and Canadian girls’s nationwide crew ahead picked up the damage throughout a Thorns preseason sport Wednesday night time in opposition to the US girls’s nationwide underneath 23 crew, however confirmed the information on her social media channels on Friday.
“Heartbroken is an understatement. Having labored so laborious throughout low season for what was set to be one of many greatest 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 tablet to swallow,” she wrote on Instagram.
Her damage stands as an enormous blow for each the Portland Thorns and Canadian girls’s nationwide crew, as she was anticipated to play an integral half within the NWSL marketing campaign and World Cup. Beckie fashioned a part of the Thorns squad that lifted the 2022 NWSL title, and propelled Canada to win its first Olympic gold medal in girls’s soccer in 2021.
However now, Beckie joins an extended record of gamers sidelined with ACL tears, together with the USWNT’s Tierna Davidson, Catarina Macario and Christen Press; France’s Dzsenifer Marozsan and Marie-Antoinette Katoto; Spain’s Alexia Putellas; England’s Beth Mead; Australia’s Ellie Carpenter; Brazil’s Marta; and Denmark’s Nadia Nadim.
On or off the sphere, Beckie stays dedicated to inspiring her groups to success.
“I’d wish to thank the Thorns & Canadian medical groups, in addition to everybody for his or her nicely needs. I’ll be supporting my teammates for each membership and nation this season and it goes with out saying I’ll be again higher and stronger than ever!”
The 2023 NWSL season kicks off on March 25, whereas the Ladies’s World Cup runs from July 20 to August 20 in New Zealand and Australia.