Ada Hegerberg

Ada Hegerberg suffers ACL injury

European Champions Lyon have been dealt a huge blow as key player Ada Hegerberg has suffered a ruptured ACL.

A club statement read on Tuesday Olympique Lyonnais deplores the injury of Ada Hegerberg, victim of a rupture of the anterior cruciate ligament of the right knee, which occurred during training.

The operating date will be defined in the coming days and the unavailability will be consistent with the known statistics for this type of injury.

Olympique Lyonnais will offer Ada the best surgical and post-operative rehabilitation conditions to regain the fullness of its means.

The Norwegian and top goalscorer in UEFA Women’s Champions League history posted on her twitter ” So here it is. I ruptured my ACL this weekend. This is a setback for me, but I’m going to work through this with all my heart and my energy. The best is yet to come. YOU’LL SEE ME SOON!

Hegerberg was crowned the first ever Female winner of the ballond’or and has helped Lyon to four Champions League titles in a row.

She scored a hat-trick in last year’s final inside the opening 30 minutes as they defeated Barcelona 4-1 in Budapest.

In January 2016, Hegerberg also made history as she became only the second woman to win the Golden Ball as Norway’s best footballer. The previous female recipient was Hege Riise after Norway won the 1995 FIFA Women’s World Cup.

Lyon currently sit top of the French division 1 table 4 points clear of nearest challengers PSG.

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