Melbourne City attacker, Holly McNamara, will miss the remainder of the A-League Women’s season after scans confirmed a rupture of the anterior crucial ligament (ACL) in her right knee.
After scoring her second goal of the day and the eventual winner, McNamara went down clutching her knee late in Sunday’s clash against Newcastle.
She received scans following her return to Melbourne on Monday evening, which have confirmed a recurrence of an ACL injury she suffered as a 15-year-old.
McNamara will undergo surgery to repair her knee and is expected to be sidelined for the next 12 months.
The injury blow comes at a cruel time for McNamara, who was just last week recalled to the Matildas squad after a hot start to the season which sees her leading the A-League Women’s Golden Boot.
The Club and the entire Melbourne City family are right behind Holly and will be supporting her every step of the way in her recovery from injury.