Netherlands forward Lieke Martens will miss the remainder of Euro 2022 due to a foot injury.
In the 4-1 victory over Switzerland on Sunday, Martens—who scored three goals and was named player of the tournament as the Dutch won Euro 2017—was hurt.
Mark Parsons, a Dutch executive, said: “This is terrible news for Lieke and for us.
“She has fully committed herself to the team during this tournament. It is very unfortunate that her European Championship has to end like this.”
Martens, 29, started all three of her nation’s group stage games despite struggling with a hamstring ailment toward the close of the season with club side Barcelona.
The Netherlands had already suffered a setback when captain Sari van Veenendaal withdrew due to a shoulder ailment. After taking over the armband, Arsenal attacker Vivianne Miedema missed two games while training alone with Covid-19 and is currently doubtful to play against France in the quarterfinals on Saturday.
In the 2017 final, the Netherlands defeated Denmark 4-2 with goals from Miedema and Martens. Following the Netherlands’ victory at home, Martens was voted Best Fifa Women’s Player and Uefa Women’s Player of the Year.