Arsenal today confirmed that star midfielder Jordan Nobbs has ruptured the anterior cruciate ligament in her left knee. The Gunners captain collapsed in agony during yesterday’s 4-0 win over Everton at Southport. She appeared to get her studs caught in the turf and immediately yelled in pain, requiring oxygen before she was stretchered off.
Jordan has been in outstanding form this season, her goal against Everton prior to her injury took her to 8 goals in 6 games. With a World Cup on the horizon in France in June, her participation has to be cast in serious doubt, which would represent an immense blow to the player. Jordan had just been voted PFA Player of the Month for October.
A short statement on Arsenal.com read, “Following scans this morning, we can confirm that Jordan has suffered an ACL rupture in her left knee and she is now receiving specialist care. Everyone at the club wishes Jordan a speedy recovery and will give their full support in her journey back to full fitness.”
Female footballers are something like 4 times more likely to rupture their ACL than male players and Jordan joins teammate Danielle Carter on the sidelines, Dan having suffered the same injury back in May. Kim Little also tore her ACL in April last year.
Arsenal are also waiting on developments with Tabea Kemme and Jess Samuelsson, both of whom are on the sidelines after suffering setbacks in their recoveries from long term injuries.
Get well soon, Jordan.
— Jordan Nobbs (@JordanNobbs8) October 14, 2018