Sam Kerr withdraws from Matildas squad for Canada friendlies right after damage | Matildas

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The Matildas have been dealt a blow by the information that their captain, Sam Kerr, will miss the future friendlies towards Canada thanks to injuries.

Soccer Australia and Kerr’s club Chelsea confirmed that the striker experienced sustained a foot injury and would stay in England for treatment method during December.

It’s the most up-to-date in a string of squad alterations pressured by accidents just after goalkeeper Mackenzie Arnold (arm), Charlotte Grant (hamstring) and Holly McNamara (knee) had been also ruled out.

Melbourne Town ahead McNamara experienced just been recalled to the Matildas for the December matches when she tore her ACL for the 3rd time even though scoring the match-profitable purpose in an A-League Women match.

West Ham announced on Monday that Arnold, their captain, had been diagnosed with an arm injuries that pressured her to miss their -3 defeat to Arsenal.

The Matildas coach, Tony Gustavsson, has named Jada Whyman, Alex Chidiac and Remy Siemsen to replaced the wounded gamers. Chidiac played throughout the Olympic qualifying window in Perth, though Whyman and Siemsen were part of the prolonged squad that assembled prior to the Planet Cup but were being ultimately lower from the closing listing.

Kerr will be replaced by the midfielder Sarah Hunter, who is getting her initially senior nationwide crew simply call-up.

📰 SQUAD UPDATE: Sam Kerr will be unavailable for the closing two internationals of 2023 immediately after a foot injuries ruled out the forward.

Changing Kerr will be midfielder Sarah Hunter with the 20-12 months-outdated earning her very first senior nationwide staff get in touch with-up.#Matildas

— CommBank Matildas (@TheMatildas) November 27, 2023

Hunter, a previous Younger Matildas captain, was a standout participant in the former ALW period, winning the premiership and championship with Sydney FC.

The 20-12 months-aged has created the shift to Europe, plying her trade in the French Division 1 Féminine club Paris FC, who are now 2nd in the league powering Ellie Carpenter’s Olympique Lyon.

In her most recent appearances for Chelsea, Kerr scored a hat-trick versus Paris FC in her team’s 4-1 gain in the UEFA Women’s Champions League and also scored from Leicester Metropolis in a WSL recreation.

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