Brisbane Roar striker Amy Chapman will miss the rest of the W-League after sustaining a torn anterior cruciate ligament in their Round 6 clash with Sydney FC.

It happened early into the match with Chapman hobbling off less than 10 minutes after kick off and this afternoon the 27 year old confirmed that she had would be requiring a third knee reconstruction.


Chapman becomes the latest knee casualty in what is turning out to be a bad season for ACL injuries, and knees in general, in the W-League.

From Kyah Simon in pre-season to Ashley Brown, Maddie Searl, Bianca Gray and now Chapman, as well as Grace MacIntyre, Tori Huster and Collette McCallum with medium term injuries,  the W-League has had it's fair share of knee related absences in 2013/14.

With the latest spate, it again raises questions about prevention and preparation.  Writer Fiona Crawford has re-visited the kneesituation on her FourFourTwo Australia blog and it is worth a read.

 Reaction and Support for Amy Chapman

Absolutely gutted to know @amy_chap3 has sustained another ACL injury. Such a big part of the Brisbane roar family. We are going to miss you on the field but will be with you every step of your recovery. Time to bring home a trophy #inspiration #number3 #bigger&stronger #thinkingofyou