BARNET, ENGLAND - APRIL 24: A general view of the stadium ahead of the WSL 2 match between London Bees and Bristol City Women at The Hive on April 24, 2016 in Barnet, England. (The FA via Getty Images)

Tottenham Hotspur midfielder undergoes surgery

Tottenham Hotspur midfielder Sophie McLean has undergone surgery on a quadriceps injury according to the club’s official media sources.

The 23-year-old Londoner sustained the injury blow during a club training session and the player is unlikely to return to competitive action until next season with quadriceps injuries usually requiring four to six months of rehabilitation after a patient undergoing surgery.

McLean could be ready to commence light training with her teammates in April, although the midfielder is highly unlikely to return to full fitness before Spurs’ debut season in the FA Women’s Super league comes to a close.

The player is one of the Tottenham Hotspur stars who remain with the club from their promotion-winning squad which finished second in the FA Women’s Championship last season. McLean made 17 appearances for the North Londoners in the league in 2018/2019 with 15 of those outings being made from the start.

McLean started her career across London at a semi-professional level with West Ham United where she spent four years before joining current club Tottenham Hotspur in 2017. The midfielder has been one of the driving forces behind Spurs’ climb up the footballing pyramid since her arrival at the club and her presence will be missed by joint-managers Karen Hills and Juan Amoros.

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