Arsenal star Katie McCabe provides update after suffering ankle injury in World Cup warm-up game for Republic of Ireland

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  • Katie McCabe injured in Ireland's game against France
  • Arsenal star's ankle hurt during game
  • Update on McCabe's condition revealed

WHAT HAPPENED? Ireland's youngest captain, McCabe, was taken off in their friendly against France in preparation for the upcoming FIFA Women's World Cup. The fullback-come-winger was suspected to have picked up a calf injury in the game. She has since provided an update on her situation.

WHAT THEY SAID: "Everything is looking really positive," McCabe told Sky Sports.

"I basically was running through and I kind of rolled my ankle, but I've been for scans and stuff this morning. So I'm in a good place and hopefully will be back on the pitch early next week," she added.

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THE BIGGER PICTURE: Arsenal star, McCabe, led Ireland to their first-ever World Cup after beating Scotland 1-0 in the playoff finals. The former Glasgow City player comes into this on the back of a successful and testing season with Arsenal where they managed to reach the UWCL semi-finals and won the Conti Cup under head coach Jonas Eidevall.


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WHAT NEXT FOR McCABE? The Irish captain will travel with the squad to Australia for the World Cup and her availability will be based on her recovery.