Explosion of women's ACL injuries in Australian sport is just the 'tip of the iceberg' fear medical experts

Matildas superstar Ellie Carpenter's career was almost derailed when she suffered an anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) injury playing for French club Olympique Lyonnais last year. "I was quite shocked, more than half of the (Olympique Lyonnais) players had sustained an ACL injury in one competitive season," Dr Shatrov told ABC Sport. "That's extraordinary for the top women's football team in Europe and got me worried about what was to come in Australia."


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