Arsenal have confirmed that Austrian right-back Laura Wienroither has torn her anterior cruciate ligament. She becomes the fourth player in the squad to suffer that injury this season after Beth Mead, Vivianne Miedema and Leah Williamson.
Wienroither was a second-half substitute during the UWCL semi-final against Wolfsburg and her leg buckled awkwardly when chasing a loose ball towards the end of normal time.
A statement from Arsenal read, “We can confirm that Laura Wienroither suffered a ruptured anterior cruciate ligament in our match against Wolfsburg at Emirates Stadium on Monday evening.
“Laura was substituted in the 82nd minute of our UEFA Women’s Champions League semi-final and has subsequently undergone testing to determine the extent of the injury. Laura will undergo surgery in due course and will be sidelined for an extended period. Everyone at the club will now be supporting Laura and working hard to support her recovery and return to action.”
Everyone at Arseblog News wishes Laura all the best in her recovery.