Matilda Kyah Simon is headed to the United States to join her NWSL Houston Dash after three months of rehab.
The 27-year-old was ruled out of the W-League season in January after requiring surgery on her ankle.
Simon hurt her Syndesmosis in the opening minutes of the match against Canberra United but went on to score before being substituted in the 60th minute.
When she went in for scans there was more extensive damage to other areas of her ankle and Simon would go to have surgery on January 15.
"Some would say cutting it a little bit close to the tournament," she told Optus Sport.
"You always have to look at the bright side or the silver lining with any setback and for me, it's an opportunity to get my body right."
However, this is not her first injury set back.
Her first major injury came at the age of 15 when she broke her leg before tearing her ACL in 2013 and was out for 15 months than two years ago she had a double shoulder reconstruction.
Simon is yet to represent the Matildas in 2019, with both the Cup of Nations and friendly against the USA coming during crucial times in her rehabilitation process.
If the Quakers Hill junior is selected in Ante Milici's squad bound for France it will be her third World Cup.
Simon appeared at the 2011 FIFA Women's World Cup, scoring both goals in a 2–1 win over Norway to qualify for the quarterfinals. The goals saw her become the first male or female Indigenous Australian player to score a goal in a World Cup.
In Canada, she once again created history when she scored the winner in the round of 16 clash against Brazil to help the Matildas make the quarter-finals.
Heading into France, the players want to go further than they ever have before.
"There is a belief that this is our time and this is our moment to go out there and hopefully shine and get as far as we have and further," she said.
The Matildas 2019 World Cup campaign begins on June 9 against Italy at 1pm (9pm AEST) in Valenciennes.
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