Arsenal Women have confirmed that teenage defender Teyah Goldie has ruptured her ACL. Goldie ruptured her right ACL in March 2022 while on loan at Watford.
Having recovered from that at the end of last season, Goldie has now ruptured the ACL in her left leg. Arseblog News understands this injury happened at the beginning of the summer and not while training with the club.
A statement on Arsenal.com read, “We can confirm that Teyah Goldie has suffered an anterior cruciate ligament injury. Teyah sustained the injury earlier in the summer, while away from the club during the off-season, with tests and assessments subsequently confirming the extent of the injury. Teyah has undergone surgery and begun her rehabilitation at Arsenal Training Centre.”
It represents a huge blow for the 19-year-old academy graduate and further affects Arsenal’s depth at centre-back with Leah Williamson injured and Rafaelle having left for Orlando Pride. The Gunners have already recruited Swedish centre-back Amanda Ilestedt this summer with Spanish defender Laia Codina set to join in the coming days.