Arsenal and England star Beth Mead has spoken about her dramatic return from injury and insisted that she isn’t afraid of a repeat.

Mead Opens Up On Dramatic ACL Injury Return

The striker made her comeback as a substitute against Aston Villa last Sunday, after an 11-month absence that cost her a place at this summer’s World Cup.


Mead played a decisive role, too.

She said her assist for Alessio Russo’s last-gasp winner was proof that fear of another injury is not something that will hold her back.


“I wouldn’t say I’m an overthinker,” Mead told Sky Sports.

“I came on to do my job as a footballer and probably from my assist itself.


“My knee got flung one way, then the other –– it was nice to get that movement out of the way.

“Although I really believe in the process and what I’ve done in my rehab to not have to be scared about doing it.”

Mead also painted a picture on the emotional scenes after the game. “There was lots of tears.

“My dad was there and it was his first game watching me since the Euro final.


“So it’s been a long time for him to see me play again too.”

Mead’s return is a huge boost for Arsenal and England.


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However, she’ll be looking to strike up a potent partnership with summer signing Russo in the Gunner’s frontline as Arsenal recover other absentees such as Leah Williamson, Vivianne Miedema and Laura Wienroither.

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