Jordan Nobbs gets first game time since ACL injury

Joy for Arsenal's Jordan Nobbs
Photo: Kate Green for FA

Arsenal Women’s Jordan Nobbs continued her recovery from an ACL injury on Sunday, playing 20 minutes in a behind-closed-doors friendly against West Ham United.

The England international has been sidelined since November 2018, but is edging closer to a full recovery.

“Jordan is progressing very, very well,” manager Joe Montemurro told www.arsenal.com. “She’s worked immensely hard both physically and mentally to get back to where she’s at – and I think it’s been an amazing little journey for her.

“We’re slowly building her back up and we hope to get her some more game time as the weeks edge towards the start of the season. We want her to be ready for a very big September and October. Jordan is desperate to make this season a special one. After missing the World Cup and over half the season in a very special year for us, she can only be inspired to come back even stronger.

“The physical rehab has been great, but the mental rehab has been even more beneficial for her. I think the biggest thing for us is that she’s really matured and really come out of her shell with regards to being a senior player and being a leader. I think the best of Jordan Nobbs is still to come.”

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