Matildas star ready for Paris Olympics action after scary surgery

09/07/2024
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Gorry to play in second Olympics after successful injury rehab.

Gorry injured her ankle playing for West Ham back in March. She had surgery to correct the injury later in April

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  • After undergoing ankle surgery in April, there was some worry that Katrina Gorry would not be fit enough to play in the Olympics.
  • It was a bit of a shock then when she was included in the Matildas’ 18-player Paris Olympics squad.
  • Australia are one of the Olympics outsiders.
  • The Matildas’ first match is on Friday at 1:00am AEST against Germany at the Orange Vélodrome in Marseille.

Matilda’s midfielder Katrina Gorry has been ruled fit enough to play for Australia at the upcoming Paris 2024 Olympics. The West Ham star underwent surgery in April for an ankle injury she suffered while playing for the Hammers in March.  

Katrina Gorry called up after injury 

After undergoing ankle surgery in April, there was some worry that Katrina Gorry would not be fit enough to play in the Olympics. 
 
She was left out of Australia’s recent friendlies against China on May 31 and June 3. Gorry’s last match for the Matildas was at the 2023 FIFA World Cup in Australia and New Zealand.  
 
It was a bit of a shock then when she was included in the Matildas’ 18-player Paris Olympics squad.  
 
Speaking about her return, Gorry said: “I’ve been in full training for the last couple of weeks.” Gorry said this week ahead of the Matildas’ upcoming friendly against Canada on Sunday morning.  
 
“West Ham were really supportive of me being in Sweden and doing my rehab there, so I'm really grateful for that. I did a lot of running sessions by myself, tried to get myself fit and back in the team,” she said this week ahead of the Matildas’ upcoming friendly against Canada on Sunday morning.  
 
“I haven’t missed a beat really, so it’s been really nice to be back and obviously under the care of the national team. 
 
“I was pretty devastated about my injury but so grateful for all the support, and I knew that I could trust my body to get myself back here and I get to do it with my beautiful family as well so I’m feeling good, 
 
“The ankle’s doing really well and I’m just so happy to be back in camp.” 
 
Gorry is one of Australia’s most important players. No player had more tackles than her at the 2023 World Cup. 

Matildas’ Olympics Odds 

At their best the Matildas are absolutely one of the best women’s teams in the world. Unfortunately, they are not at their best right now. The Matildas are far from favourites to win the Olympics. 
 
Team USA, under the leadership of legendary former Chelsea manager Emma Hayes, lead the Olympics betting odds list. Most betting sites have the USWNT as favourites to win with $3.00 odds or lower. 
 
Next best at most betting apps is Spain ($3.50). La Roja are reigning world champions after winning the FIFA Women’s World Cup in Australia and New Zealand last year. They also have the current Women’s Ballon d’Or winner Aitana Bonmatí, who beat out Australia’s Sam Kerr. 
 
France and Germany round out the top two at most soccer betting sites with $6.00 and $12.00 odds to win, respectively.  
 
Australia, meanwhile, are one of the outsiders with $15.00 odds or longer. Given that they are in the US and Germany’s group, most betting sites see this being a very tough tournament for Australia. 

The Matildas’ first match is on Friday at 1:00am AEST against Germany at the Orange Vélodrome in Marseille.  

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