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Alexia Putellas a doubt for 2023 World Cup after ACL surgery

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Barcelona have confirmed that star player Alexia Putellas has undergone successful knee surgery on the torn ACL in her left knee and will now begin a lengthy period of recovery, but that will potentially make her a doubt to feature at the 2023 World Cup next summer.

Putellas cruelly suffered the knee injury just days before Spain’s opening game at Euro 2022, denying her the chance to take the stage at what could have been a breakout international tournament.

La Roja were heavily fancied in the build-up to the finals in England but had also already lost veteran striker Jenni Hermoso to injury a few weeks earlier.

Putellas has been to two previous European Championships and two World Cups since 2013, but the 2021 Ballon d’Or winner was expected to be one of the stars of Euro 2022 after a rapid rise to international prominence within the last couple of years.

Now, she could miss the whole of the 2022/23 season with Barcelona, with a best-case-scenario ten-month absence potentially keeping her sidelined until the middle of May.



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