Real Madrid and Scotland midfielder Caroline Weir has suffered an ACL injury and will undergo surgery.
Weir sustained the injury playing for Scotland in the Nations League against Belgium on Tuesday night when stretching to challenge for the ball.
After trying to play on for a couple of minutes, the midfielder was eventually forced off the field 20 minutes in.
Belgium took the lead after half-time through Kassandra Missipo before Sophie Howard’s header in the final seconds rescued a point for Scotland.
Weir’s injury comes after fellow Scotland team-mate Emma Watson suffered the same injury on international duty earlier this week.
Real Madrid said on their website: “Following tests carried out on our player Caroline Weir by the Real Madrid Medical Services, she has been diagnosed with a ruptured anterior cruciate ligament in her left knee. She will undergo surgery in the coming days.
“Weir suffered the injury during the national team clash between Scotland and Belgium on Tuesday.”
Weir said in a statement on X: “Absolutely gutted to be sidelined for a long period of time but I will focus on coming back stronger and putting everything into my rehab.
“I know there will be difficult moments coming up but I’ve also been lucky up until now to have never had a serious injury so I also have a lot to be grateful for.”