The Matildas star has been reportedly playing through a painful ankle issue for the past few weeks, with Pride finally confirming that surgery was required.

“Emily has the ability to see the game before it’s happened," a disappointed Pride boss, Mark Skinner told Pro Soccer USa.

“She finds space, she creates space. She’ll be a massive miss, but every time we’ve had someone who’s been a miss in our team, it’s a chance for somebody else.”