The Matildas have suffered a huge setback to their Olympics campaign with captain Sam Kerr rupturing her ACL, sidelining her for at least six months.

Kerr suffered the injury during a training camp with Chelsea in Morocco.

The star striker is now set to miss the remainder of Chelsea’s season as well as the Paris Olympics.

“Considering how hard Sam has worked over the past six months to return to play, this news is a devastating blow for everyone,” Matildas coach Tony Gustavsson said.

“With her ability to lead by example, Sam’s guidance and influence on the team is significant and, as a result, this will be an incredible loss for the national team.

“Our focus now is on ensuring she has all the support she wants and needs to navigate recovery and rehab.”

Kerr will now begin her rehab in London.

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