Chelsea and England ahead Fran Kirby says she has lacked the power “to even get off the sofa” due to a virus that has saved her out for six weeks.
In a social media publish, the 26-year-old mentioned the sickness had “hit her hard” however that she is now “feeling better”.
“Those around me have seen me at my most vulnerable, and have supported me more than I could imagine,” mentioned Kirby, who has gained 45 England caps.
“Once I get over this virus I’ll be back on the pitch giving my all.”
Chelsea are third within the Ladies’s Tremendous League, 4 factors behind leaders Arsenal with a sport in hand.
The arrival of celebrity Australian striker Sam Kerr has compensated for the absence of Kirby, who didn’t give a date for her return.
“I haven’t had much to smile about the last six weeks, and haven’t had much energy to even get off the sofa to go and make myself some food,” she added.
Kirby made the final of her 4 appearances for Chelsea this season in its place in November’s 1-Zero win over Manchester United after lacking the beginning of the marketing campaign due to damage.
She was a part of the England squad that reached the World Cup semi-finals final summer time regardless of seeing her season disrupted by a sequence of ankle, hamstring and knee accidents.
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