Sam Kerr has limped off after scoring in Chelsea’s huge WSL win over Everton, sending a ripple of concern via the Matildas World Cup camp.
Sam Kerr scored Chelsea’s second objective in a 7-0 win over EvertonChelsea are 4 factors behind Manchester United with two video games in hand within the WSLChelsea meets Manchester United within the FA Cup ultimate subsequent week
Kerr, who was Australia’s flag-bearer on the coronation of King Charles III on Saturday, headed Chelsea’s second objective halfway via the primary half, however appeared to roll her proper ankle when touchdown and limped throughout her celebration.
After receiving remedy, Kerr was in a position to stroll from the sector unassisted.
Chelsea supervisor Emma Hayes advised reporters Kerr was “wonderful” and her elimination after 32 minutes was a precaution.
“She was a bit of bit sick final night time,” Hayes stated.
“[She] cramped up. We determined to not take any dangers.”
Chelsea might be hoping Kerr’s harm will not be extreme, with an FA Cup ultimate in opposition to Manchester United at a sold-out Wembley stadium subsequent week.
For the Matildas, the health of Kerr can be of paramount significance.
A number of huge identify gamers have already been dominated out of the Ladies’s World Cup, together with Kerr’s Chelsea teammate Fran Kerby and England skipper Leah Williamson.
“Sam Kerr is a big participant for membership and nation,” BBC analyst Samantha Miller stated on the BBC.
“She is the captain of the Matildas and he or she has spoken about how vital that might be for her nation. They appear as much as her by way of what she brings and the way she performs.
“They’re fairly reliant on a participant like her. For Chelsea, she scores lots of their objectives.
“She is clearly fatigued for the time being and that’s when you need to watch out as a result of that’s usually after they do get injured.”
With out Kerr, Chelsea barely broke stride, hammering Everton 7-0 to maintain their WSL title defence in their very own fingers.
Norway worldwide Guro Reiten opened the scoring and Pernille Tougher netted along with her first spark off the bench because the Londoners slammed 5 objectives previous the Toffees within the opening 45 minutes.
Tougher and Erin Cuthbert added to the tally within the second half because the Blues hammered sixth-placed Everton.
Chelsea sit second on the ladder, 4 factors behind Manchester United however with two video games in hand with 4 video games remaining.