Wanderers Star Kyah Simon out for the season

The NRMA Insurance Western Sydney Wanderers can confirm that forward Kyah Simon has suffered a torn Anterior Cruciate Ligament in her right knee and is set to be out of the game for 12 months.

The NRMA Insurance Western Sydney Wanderers can confirm that forward Kyah Simon has suffered a torn Anterior Cruciate Ligament in her right knee and is set to be out of the game for 12 months.

The entire Wanderers family would like to send their sincere condolences to Kyah and wish her a speedy and full recovery.

A new Wanderers signing for the Westfield W-League 2013/14 season, Simon suffered the injury on national duty just seconds after entering Monday-s match against USA in San Antonio as a second-half substitute.

“It-s obviously a disappointing setback,” Simon said from the USA.

“I was looking forward to the season ahead in the W-League with a good group of players at Western Sydney Wanderers.

“Although I won-t be on the park I will still be involved off-field and will be sure to share my support and knowledge throughout the season.

“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 on all their upcoming games.”

The 22-year-old has enjoyed a stellar year at club level and was one of just four Australians featuring in this year-s inaugural season of the fully-professional National Women-s Soccer League in the US, where she played for Boston Breakers.

“I-m grateful to have such an experienced support staff around me to already have my rehab and recovery process under way and I look forward to coming back stronger than before.

“Every athlete has their setbacks, this one has been an unlucky one for me. My main focus for the next 12 months is my rehab, doing as much as I can within the restraints and returning for the W-League in 2014 and the World Cup in the 2015.