Katrina Gorry: West Ham midfielder out for season with ankle injury

Katrina Gorry in action for West Ham United
Katrina Gorry has 105 caps for Australia [Getty Images]

West Ham United midfielder Katrina Gorry will miss the remainder of the Women's Super League season with an ankle injury.

Gorry sustained the injury in the 2-0 defeat by Chelsea last Sunday and left the stadium on crutches.

The 31-year-old requires surgery for the issue and her place in Australia's Olympic squad is now in doubt.

Gorry, who has 105 caps for her country, says her rehabilitation is her "next challenge".

The women's football tournament at the Paris Olympics begins on 24 August.

Australia are already likely to be without captain Sam Kerr for the tournament after the Chelsea forward ruptured her anterior cruciate ligament in January.

"Unfortunately my season with @Westhamwomen has been cut short," Gorry wrote on Instagram."I've spent the last few days sitting with my emotions and now it's time to face this next challenge and trust in my body to come back stronger and more in love with the game."

West Ham are 11th in the WSL and have picked up just four points from their past five matches.