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Matildas captain and Chelsea star Sam Kerr has been officially ruled out of the Paris Olympic Games.
sam kerr is out of the olympics

Matildas captain and Chelsea star Sam Kerr has been officially ruled out of the Paris Olympics.

Kerr ruptured her anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) in January at a training camp in Morocco. The knee injury forced her to miss the remainder of the Women’s Super League season and the Matildas’ Olympic qualifiers.

Football Australia has now formally ruled Kerr out of playing for the Matildas at the 2024 Paris Olympic Games this July/August.

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The Matildas qualified for the Olympics after a 10-0 win over Uzbekistan in February.

Kerr had not been expected to join the Olympic squad, but a statement from Football Australia on Tuesday confirmed she would “remain on the sidelines”.

The sport’s governing body also ruled out injured Matildas attacker Amy Sayer, who has also sustained an ACL injury.

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