Arsenal captain Jordan Nobbs will miss the 2019 FIFA Women’s World Cup after undergoing surgery on Monday to repair a damaged ACL.
The England midfielder sustained the injury in Arsenal’s FA Women’s Super League win over Everton last month.
England head coach Phil Neville said: “We are all wishing Jordan a speedy recovery and will be supporting her every step of the way throughout her rehabilitation process.
“She is an invaluable member of the Lionesses squad and played a huge part in helping us secure our place at next summer’s World Cup finals in France.
“Naturally we are disappointed that a player of Jordan’s ability and importance will not be able to take part in the World Cup, but the priority is that she returns to full fitness and can look forward to many exciting years ahead playing for both her club and country.”
The World Cup draw takes place in Paris on Saturday 8 December. The tournament will be staged in France between 7 June and 7 July 2019.