England ‘concerned’ after Walsh stretchered off


England midfielder Keira Walsh was stretchered off in the 35th minute of their Women’s World Cup group-stage match against Denmark on Friday with a leg injury.

The news will come as a huge blow if the injury is serious as Walsh is regarded as one of the world’s best central midfielders and is integral to England.

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Walsh, 26, appeared to injure her right leg as she stretched for a wayward pass. She immediately collapsed to the ground, signalled to the referee for help, bringing the game to a halt.

Television cameras showed Walsh telling physios she had hurt her knee, and after receiving on-field treatment, the England star was stretchered off and replaced by Laura Coombs.

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