Sam Kerr: Matilda’s star posts to Instagram after Olympics dream ends, ACL injury

Matilda’s captain Sam Kerr has broken her silence after it was revealed a nightmare injury has put an end to her Olympic dream.

The 30-year-old ruptured her anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) while training at Chelsea Football Club’s mid-season camp in Morocco earlier this week.

The all too common sporting injury typically takes nine months to recover from, effectively dashing her hopes of playing in the Paris Olympics in July.

It has ended Kerr’s season in the English Premier League, and has raised serious concerns for the Matilda’s chances at qualifying for the Games.

The striker has been quiet since her football club broke the news in the early hours of Monday morning, but has since shared a brief update on Instagram.

“Don’t know what I would have done without my Millie B last few days,” Kerr captioned a photograph of Chelsea defender Millie Bright.

“Been an absolute nurse queen.”

Bright reposted the story to her own page with the caption, “Anything for my girl. Lotta love.”

She then posted a sweet selfie of Kerr in a huddle with her Chelsea teammates alongside the words: “She’s in good hands”.

The club has also taken to social media posting a serious photo of the football star, telling her to keep her head up.

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