Caroline Jönsson out with ACL tear

Malmö's and Sweden's starting goalkeeper Caroline Jönsson had a knee injury during training last Thursday. A medical examination yesterday confirmed that it is an ACL tear. The 29 year old will miss the rest of the season.

"This is very unfortunate" comments national team coach Thomas Dennerby. "She has played every important national team match since 2005 and should have been our first choice in the World Cup."

Jönsson, who understandably is very sad and hasn't spoke to any media, writes in a press release that this is an extremely bad time for an injury: "I will miss the Damallsvenskan finish, where we definitely are in the running for a top position, the Swedish Cup semifinal and of course the World Cup. There is really nothing else to do than face the facts and look forward to the next season."

Caroline Jönsson's injury comes at a really bad time for Sweden. With a new playing system, a completely revamped midfield and a fairly new combination in defense her calm and experience would have been needed. Together with Öqvist's recent injury and Jönsson's natural replacement Hedvig Lindahl just coming off a long rehabilitation period following her ACL injury, this can hurt Sweden's chances in the World Cup a lot.
Caroline Jönsson skadad - missar VM
Aftonbladet: Knäskadad - missar VM, Hedvig & Sofia - nu ska en av dem stiga fram, Förbannelse över landslaget - chanserna att skrälla i VM är små

Thomas Dennerby has submitted the preliminary 30 player list for the World Cup to FIFA. The list isn't public, but rumour has it that Hedvig Lindahl, in spite of only having played two Damallsvenskan matches since her injury, is on that list. The other frontrunner to replace Jönsson is AIK's Sofia Lundgren.
Corren: Hedvig i första VM-truppen

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