Amy Chapman out for season with knee injury

Brisbane Roar midfielder Amy Chapman has been ruled out for the remainder of the Westfield W-League season after tearing her ACL in the Round 6 match against Sydney FC on Sunday. Chapman landed awkwardly in a tackle from Sydney striker Leena Khamis, who herself has just returned from 12 months out with an ACL injury.

Brisbane Roar midfielder Amy Chapman has been ruled out for the remainder of the Westfield W-League season after tearing her ACL in the Round 6 match against Sydney FC on Sunday.

Chapman landed awkwardly in a tackle from Sydney striker Leena Khamis, who herself has just returned from 12 months out with an ACL injury.

An MRI on Monday showed an ACL tear and Chapman tweeted: ‘Unfortunately not the news I wanted. ACL is torn. Thanks for all the well wishes :(-.

It is the third ACL injury Chapman has sustained.

‘We-re feeling for Chappy,- Head Coach Belinda Wilson said. ‘The club, the staff, and the players are 100% behind her in terms of the rehab and getting her back out on the pitch.-

‘Chappy-s a key member of the team, one of our leaders both on and off the pitch. She is widely respected and will be dearly missed both within the team and the league.-

‘Chappy will continue to be a key member of the team,- Wilson said, ‘and we know she-ll be leading from the sidelines while she completes her rehab.-

Fans and players have sent messages of support through social media and Sydney FC Head Coach immediately contacted Wilson after the game to wish Chapman well.

Chapman will need to undergo surgery and will commence rehabilitation as soon as possible.

Fans can tweet their messages of support using the hashtag #GetWellChappy