A general view as a train passes the Stoke Gifford Stadium ahead of kick off Bristol City Women v Brighton and Hove Albion Women WSL football match, Stoke Gifford Stadium, Bristol, UK - 10 Feb 2019 Photo: Kieran McManus for The FA

Bristol City suffer double injury blow ahead of crucial end of season run in

The FA Women’s Super League’s bottom club Bristol City have suffered a cruel double injury blow ahead of their end of season run in.

The club have revealed that both Meaghan Sargeant and Elise Hughes have both suffered Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) injuries and will miss the remainder of the season.

Both players sustained their injuries during The Robins’ 1-0 defeat to Liverpool at the Stoke Gifford Stadium a couple of weeks ago. Young forward Hughes was taken off in the 29th minute of the match while teammate Sergeant left the field with just four minutes remaining.

The pair could now be sidelined for up to nine months and with Hughes having been on loan from Everton, she has now returned to her parent club as she prepares for surgery and rehabilitation.

The defeat to Liverpool saw The Reds leapfrog Tanya Oxtoby’s side in the league table and Bristol City now find themselves back in the relegation zone. The Robins travel to The Hive for a tough assignment against Tottenham Hotspur on Sunday before challenging fixtures at home to Reading and at Manchester City. Their final match of February could be key as they take on Birmingham City at the SportNation.bet Stadium.

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