Tue 07 February 2023 | 20:15

Lionesses’ Wiegman insists she won't push Beth Mead amid ACL injury

Leading England to win the title with six goals, Mead won Euro 2022 's Player of the Tournament award. However, an ACL injury in November kept the English star sidelined as the Lionesses boss insists she won't push the Arsenal star.

The Euro champions

will head to Australia and New Zealand in July for the World Cup with their top scorer currently sidelined due to an ACL injury. Naming her latest England squad on Tuesday, Sarina Wiegman insists she won't risk

Beth Mead

's injury.


It's a little early to say. I don't want to push it. She's had so many things going on,

" Wiegman said of Mead.

"We'll see how her rehabilitation goes, then we'll look at the future. I don't want her to look too far forward right now because of her situation.

"She had of course other private issues. I left the knee situation until now as I just wanted her to be okay and get settled with the situation and sadness she had around her.

"She told me she's doing well. She really wants to make [the World Cup]. First, she needs to settle and we will see from there. For now, I won't push that."



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