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France’s Marie-Antoinette Katoto will miss rest of Euros with ACL tear

Marie-Antoinette Katoto tore her ACL against Belgium during the 2022 Euros. (Oli Scarff/AFP via Getty Images)

Marie-Antoinette Katoto is the latest women’s footballer to injure her knee, with the star striker tore her ACL during France’s group-stage win over Belgium on Thursday.

Benjamin Quarez of Le Parisien reported the news Friday. Katoto will miss the remainder of the Women’s Euro due to a ruptured anterior ligament and cracked meniscus, according to Quarez. The French soccer federation confirmed the injury.

Katoto exited France’s second group-stage match of the Euros in the 15th minute after clutching her knee. The 23-year-old emerged for the second half on crutches on the sidelines.

With 26 goals in 32 appearances for her country, Katoto is one of France’s most dangerous offensive weapons.

Katoto’s injury comes after a series of high-profile ACL tears, including Spain’s Alexia Putellas and United States’ Catarina Macario.

France will take the pitch without Katoto in the team’s last Group D matchup against Iceland on Monday.