Australia captain Sam Kerr says she is “undoubtedly” going to be accessible to face Canada in Monday’s essential remaining group match on the Ladies’s World Cup.
The Chelsea striker missed the co-host’s opening two video games with a calf damage she suffered on the eve of the event.
“I am feeling good,” mentioned Kerr. “I used to be out on the pitch at the moment.”
The Matildas suffered a shock 3-2 loss to Nigeria on Thursday to depart them going through a battle to succeed in the final 16.
“It’ll go right down to the wire – I am undoubtedly going to be accessible,” mentioned Kerr, Australia’s all-time prime scorer.
“The plan has at all times been the identical – miss the primary two video games after which reassess.
“I’ve completed the whole lot below the solar to get match to be chosen. I’ve given the whole lot within the final 10 days, and 4 years earlier than that, to be right here.”
Kerr, 29, watched from the sidelines as her facet edged the Republic of Ireland 1-0 in their opening match in Sydney after which noticed them lose a lead and go down 3-2 to Nigeria in Brisbane.
That outcome left the Matildas in third place in Group B and needing a victory over Olympic champions Canada at 11:00 BST in Melbourne on Monday to ensure a spot within the knockout phases.
Her Australian team-mate Ellie Carpenter mentioned: “Sam is a superb chief and an incredible captain… and we have actually felt her there on the sidelines.
“We’re all supporting her, and it is nice for her to have her boots again on, as she’s a world-class participant.
“Mentally, it is huge to have her accessible, and for the opposition too, understanding we have now her accessible for this recreation. We’re excited to have her again within the squad.”