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Women’s football Chloe Kelly injury rules her out of the Tokyo Olympics

ENGLAND and Manchester City forward Chloe Kelly has suffered an anterior cruciate ligament injury, her club have announced.

The 23-year-old sustained the knee injury in Sunday’s 4-0 Women’s Super League (WSL) victory over Birmingham at the Academy Stadium, in which she scored twice.

The news that Kelly, a WSL player of the season nominee, is set for “an extended spell” out of action comes with Great Britain’s squad for the summer’s Tokyo Olympics to be named later this month.

Manchester City said in a statement: “Chloe Kelly is set for an extended spell on the sidelines after suffering an ACL injury to her right knee in Sunday’s Barclays FA Women’s Super League fixture against Birmingham City.

“Everyone at City wishes Chloe all the best in her recovery and will give her all the support she requires.”

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