France’s Delphine Cascarino will miss the World Cup after her club, Lyon, said she would miss “several months” with an anterior cruciate ligament injury.
Cascarino, who made 56 appearances for France, was injured in the league win over Paris Saint-Germain on Sunday.
“He (Cascarino) underwent tests in the middle of the week… which revealed a partial tear of his right anterior cruciate ligament,” Leon said in a statement.
The French club added that the winger would need reconstructive surgery and would be out for “several months”.
“Unfortunately, I will not be able to participate in the World Cup this summer with my teammates, who I will support from here,” Cascarino said on Instagram.
France, who will also miss Marie Antoinette Katoto, will be looking to win their first World Cup at this year’s spectacular event, which New Zealand and Australia will host from July 20-August. 20.
They started their campaign in Group F against Jamaica on 23 July, before facing Brazil and Panama.
USWNT’s Katarina Macario and England’s Lea Williamson will also miss this summer’s tournament after suffering anterior cruciate ligament injuries.
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