Jessica Samuelsson suffered a ruptured muscle in her foot while on international duty but the full-back is hoping to make a quick return to action.
Samuelsson picked up the injury towards the end of Sweden’s 5-0 win over Hungary in the World Cup qualifiers after she landed badly.
Thankfully, two x-rays revealed that the player had not suffered a broken foot as first feared. Samuelsson told Norrköping’s newspapers “I’ve got a rupture in a muscle in my foot.”
In another interview with Radio Sports, the 25-year-old, added, “We’ll probably start working with rehab right tomorrow and then we’ll see how the foot reacts. But, because it is a muscle injury, it should go quite fast. Hopefully, I can start playing again in a week or so.”
Samuelsson joined Arsenal in the summer, moving from Linköpings FC. With 54 caps for her country, she is a seasoned international but Arsenal will have to do without her services when they travel to the Select Security Stadium on Sunday to face Everton in the league.
Arsenal currently sit in sixth place in the FAWSL with four points after three games, a disappointing return that led to the sacking of Pedro Losa as manager with the Gunners already five points adrift of both the league leaders and the Champions League spot.
Everton, however, are faring even worse. They have yet to register a single point and sit second from bottom thanks only to their marginally better goal difference of minus 4. Yeovil are bottom with zero points and a minus six goal difference.