Canberra United have confirmed that defender Clare Hunt has been diagnosed with a torn Anterior-Cruciate Ligament (ACL).
Hunt suffered the injury in training earlier this week and is expected to miss up to 12 months.
Head Coach Heather Garriock said that the injury is a blow to Hunt and the team, but she is confident Hunt will come back stronger.
"Clare is a quality player with so much potential, and I know this will just be a small setback in a long career," Garriock said.
"She came through some injury issues prior to this season and has performed at an excellent level so far."
"Myself and the club wish her all the best in her recovery and Clare knows she has the full support of everyone at Canberra United during this time."