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Sam Kerr inks extension with Chelsea after ACL tear

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Sam Kerr playing for Chelsea in 2023 (Photo by Harriet Lander - Chelsea FC/Getty Images)

Chelsea star Sam Kerr has reportedly extended her contract with Chelsea, per ata football.

On Thursday, ata football reported that Kerr has extended her contract through 2025. The striker’s contract was set to expire upon the conclusion of this season.

Her fiancé Kristie Mewis recently signed with West Ham, moving to the WSL after winning a NWSL championship with Gotham last year.

Kerr underwent surgery on Thursday to repair a ruptured ACL.

“I’m gutted for her and gutted for the team, these things happen in football and she knows that,” Chelsea manager Emma Hayes said. “The important thing is that we are here to support her and the recovery and rehab begins today. … Today is about letting Sam know that she’s with her Chelsea family and we’ll look after her.”

Hayes is set to depart Chelsea upon the conclusion of the WSL season for the USWNT.

Kerr has been with Chelsea since 2020, when she joined the club from the NWSL’s Chicago Red Stars.

She’s appeared in 128 total games for Chelsea, including 75 WSL games, and scored 99 goals with the club. During that time, she’s been the WSL’s top goalscorer twice and won three league titles and FA Cups, as well as the FA Women’s League Cup.