Jul 21, 2021; Chofu, Japan; United States midfielder Lindsey Horan (9) battles for the ball against Sweden midfielder Caroline Seger (17) during the first half in Group G play during the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Summer Games at Tokyo Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Mandi Wright-USA TODAY Network

Sweden could be without arguably its best player when it faces off against the United States in the knockout round of the 2023 Women’s World Cup Sunday.

Caroline Seger, Sweden’s most capped player, did not train with the rest of the Sweden squad during Friday’s practice. According to Fox Sports, the influential midfielder underwent a specialized evaluation session with team doctors instead, and now the veteran could be in danger of missing the rest of the tournament.

Seger was asked by reporters whether she would take any further part in the World Cup, which would certainly depend on whether or not Sweden advances past the U.S. Women’s National Team.

“Right now, I have no idea,” Seger told reporters, via Fox Sports.

Serger has reportedly been dealing with calf issues for months but was selected to the 23-member squad anyways. And after playing in the first half of the team’s 2-0 victory over Argentina, Seger again felt an issue with her injured calf.

“After the match, I felt it,” she added. “I know my body very well after everything that has happened. There are an incredible amount of emotions. Happy that I could play 45 minutes, but then you feel something and then you are affected by it.”

With Seger’s status in doubt, her absence could prove pivotal to Sunday’s result.

[Fox Sports]

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