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The 27-year-old was ruled out of the W-League season in January just after requiring surgery on her ankle.

Simon hurt her Syndesmosis in the opening minutes of the match against Canberra United but went on to score just before becoming substituted in the 60th minute.

When she went in for scans there was extra substantial harm to other locations of her ankle and Simon would go to have surgery on January 15.

“Some would say cutting it a tiny bit close to the tournament,” she told Optus Sport.

“You often have to appear at the vibrant side or the silver lining with any setback and for me, it really is an chance to get my physique proper.”

Nevertheless, this is not her initially injury set back. 

Her initially significant injury came at the age of 15 when she broke her leg just before tearing her ACL in 2013 and was out for 15 months than two years ago she had a double shoulder reconstruction.

Simon is however to represent the Matildas in 2019, with each the Cup of Nations and friendly against the USA coming for the duration of critical occasions in her rehabilitation procedure.

If the Quakers Hill junior is chosen in Ante Milici’s squad bound for France it will be her third Planet Cup.

Simon appeared at the 2011 FIFA Women’s Planet Cup, scoring each ambitions in a 2–1 win over Norway to qualify for the quarterfinals. The ambitions saw her grow to be the initially male or female Indigenous Australian player to score a target in a Planet Cup.

In Canada, she when once again produced history when she scored the winner in the round of 16 clash against Brazil to assist the Matildas make the quarter-finals.

Heading into France, the players want to go additional than they ever have just before.

“There is a belief that this is our time and this is our moment to go out there and hopefully shine and get as far as we have and additional,” she stated.

The Matildas 2019 Planet Cup campaign starts on June 9 against Italy at 1pm (9pm AEST) in Valenciennes.

Optus Sport is the only location to watch all of the 2019 FIFA Women’s Planet Cup matches reside and on demand.


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