England midfielder Keira Walsh was carried off the bed with a leg injury in the 35th minute of Friday’s Women’s World Cup group stage game against Denmark.
Should the injury be serious, the news would be a huge blow as Walsh is regarded as one of the world’s best central midfielders and is a fixture for England.
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Walsh, 26, appeared to injure her right leg while stretching for an erratic pass. She immediately collapsed to the ground, motioned to the referee for help and ended the game.
TV cameras showed Walsh telling physios she had injured her knee and after receiving treatment on the pitch, the England star was carried on a stretcher and replaced by Laura Coombs.