England captain Leah Williamson ruled out of the Women's World Cup

Leah Williamson of England poses with the trophy after winning the Women´s Finalissima 2023 match between England and Brazil at Wembley Stadium on April 06, 2023 in London, England.
(Image credit: Catherine Ivill - UEFA/UEFA via Getty Images)

England women's captain Leah Williamson is to miss the Women's World Cup 2023.

The Lionesses skipper left on crutches after picking up an injury in Arsenal's trip to Manchester United midweek. It has now been confirmed by the official Gunners website that the defender ruptured an anterior cruciate ligament.

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Mark White has been at on FourFourTwo since joining in January 2020, first as a staff writer before becoming content editor in 2023. An encyclopedia of football shirts and boots knowledge – both past and present – Mark has also represented FFT at both FA Cup and League Cup finals (though didn't receive a winners' medal on either occasion) and has written pieces for the mag ranging on subjects from Bobby Robson's season at Barcelona to Robinho's career. He has written cover features for the mag on Mikel Arteta and Martin Odegaard, and is assisted by his cat, Rosie, who has interned for the brand since lockdown.