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She’s back! Lionesses captain Leah Williamson completes full return from devastating ACL injury with first Arsenal start in 10 months.

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She has returned! Lionesses captain Leah Williamson makes her first debut for

Arsenal in ten months following a full recovery from a devastating ACL injury.Sunday marked the first occasion in ten months that England captain Leah Williamson started for Arsenal, signifying her complete recovery from an ACL injury.WHAT TURNED OUT?

In April of last year, Williamson suffered an ACL rupture, a setback that mercilessly prevented her from leading the Lionesses to the Women’s World Cup as captain last summer. The 26-year-old has been on a protracted road to rehabilitation ever since. However, she made her starting line-up return for the first time on Sunday against West Ham for Arsenal, following her return to the field against Reading at the end of last month.THE MUCH LARGER IMAGE

Three points behind the Blues in the standings, Arsenal’s pursuit of Chelsea in the title race is significantly bolstered by the return of Williamson. Additionally, she rejoins the fold just as the cup competitions are intensifying. The Gunners will face London City Lionesses in the Continental Cup on Wednesday, followed by a fifth-round FA Cup match against Manchester City the following weekend.Were you aware?

Beth Mead and Vivianne Miedema are the two other Arsenal players to have returned from an ACL injury this season; Williamson follows in their footsteps in October.WHAT DOES WILLIAMSON NEXT?

Williamson could very well return to England this month after making her complete return to Arsenal; Sarina Wiegman will name her squad for the Lionesses’ February friendlies within the next two weeks.

 

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