Charlton Athletic defender Chloe Mustaki will miss the remainder of the season after sustaining an Anterior Cruciate Ligament injury (ACL).
It is understood that the 24-year-old tore her Anterior Cruciate Ligament during a training session last week and the player will now spend six to nine months on the sidelines as she recovers from the injury.
Charlton Athletic confirmed Mustaki’s injury via their official Twitter account earlier today.
Charlton Athletic Women can confirm Chloe Mustaki has torn her anterior cruciate ligament and will be out for the rest of the season.
— Charlton Athletic Women (@CAFCWomen) March 11, 2020
Mustaki was selected in the Republic of Ireland international squad by head coach Vera Pauw for their UEFA Women’s EURO 2021 qualifying matches against Greece and Montenegro. The player was named amongst the substitutes for the game against Greece but remained unused while injury meant that she was not in the squad to take on Montenegro in Petrovac earlier today.
The defender was one of nine FA Women’s Super League and FA Women’s Championship-based players named in the Republic of Ireland squad. Mustaki will not be involved for The Girls in Green in their next two qualifying matches against Germany and the Ukraine later this year.
Charlton Athletic only signed Mustaki in November and her injury is a real blow to the club’s survival hopes. Riteesh Mishra’s side remain winless in the FA Women’s Championship this season while they are bottom of the table with eight games left to play.