Diana Matheson was one of the 23 players named on Monday to Canada’s roster for the Women’s World Cup.
Whether or not she stays on the roster is the most important question looming over the host nation heading into the World Cup.
The 31-year-old midfielder is nursing a broken foot, as first reported by TSN’s Gareth Wheeler. The World Cup begins in 40 days.
Matheson tore her left ACL in October and faced a race to get fit for the Women’s World Cup, which begins on June 6. Canada coach John Herdman said in early March that Matheson was “ahead of schedule” in her recovery, but last week Matheson was seen on crutches with a reported foot injury. Herdman said “fingers are well-crossed” that Matheson would be ready for the World Cup.
It appears that Herdman will name Matheson to the 23-player squad and hope that she is ready in time for the World Cup. Final squad lists are due to FIFA by May 28. Herdman will name six alternates, at least one of whom could end up being very important for Canada.
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