Kyah Simon tears ACL, sidelined for 2014 season

 Boston Breakers midfielder and Australia international Kyah Simon will miss the entire 2014 National Women’s Soccer League season after she suffered a torn anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) on Sunday in a friendly against the U.S. Women’s National Team in San Antonio.

(Oct. 22, 2013) - Boston Breakers midfielder and Australia international Kyah Simon will miss the entire 2014 National Women’s Soccer League season after she suffered a torn anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) on Sunday in a friendly against the U.S. Women’s National Team in San Antonio.

Simon entered the match late in the second half and less than a minute later landed awkwardly on her right knee. Scans Monday revealed a torn ACL. She will be sidelined for 12 months.

"We are very sad to have this happen to Kyah," Boston Breakers General Manager Lee Billiard said. "I know Kyah is an ultimate professional who will work to get herself back playing again as quickly and safely as she can. She is in great hands, and we will be supporting her however we can as she works for what we hope will be a quick and full recovery."

Simon, 22, has been a member of the Breakers since 2012 and made 17 appearances (11 starts) for the Breakers in 2013. She scored three goals and tallied three assists in 1,068 minutes during the inaugural NWSL season.

“It’s obviously a disappointing setback,” Simon said. “I’m grateful to have such an experienced support staff around me to already have my rehab and recovery process underway, and I look forward to coming back stronger than before.

“Every athlete has their setbacks. This one has been an unlucky one for me. As hard as it is to sit on the sideline, I know the squads I represent have depth and quality and I wish the Matildas, Wanderers, and Boston Breakers all the best in their upcoming campaigns. I’ll be keeping a close eye on all their upcoming games.”

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