Reading, England – Canadian forward Dane Rose has been sidelined “for a long time” after suffering an Achilles injury in her season opener for Reading FC in the Barclays Women’s Super League season opener.
Rose was forced off the pitch in the 20th minute of Reading’s game against Manchester United last Saturday. Scans later showed a ruptured Achilles.
The 23-year-old from Alliston, Ont., joined Reading last season when she scored five goals in all competitions.
“I really don’t have many words to describe the disappointment I feel,” Rose said in a social media post. “However, I have the determination, faith and mindset to get back mentally and physically strong.”
Rose, who played college soccer at the University of Florida, has won 73 caps for Canada with 10 goals and nine assists.
The Canadian women will play Argentina and Morocco in Spain in the FIFA international window in October as they continue to prepare for the 2023 World Cup, which begins next July in Australia and New Zealand.