Manchester City Women goalkeeper Ellie Roebuck is carried injured from the pitch Manchester City Women v Chelsea Women, WSL football match, Academy Stadium, Manchester, UK - 23 Feb 2020 Photo: Jon Super for The FA

Manchester City boss Mahon offers hope on Roebuck injury

Manchester City manager Alan Mahon has indicated that goalkeeper Ellie Roebuck’s ankle injury may not be as bad as first feared.

The 20-year-old England international keeper sustained an ankle injury in this afternoon’s 3-3 draw with Chelsea in the FA Women’s Super League at The Academy Stadium and was stretchered off late in the match.

According to Manchester City’s official media sources, manager Mahon has been initially informed that Roebuck’s injury may not be as serious as first thought, although an official assessment of the injury will be made tomorrow.

Roebuck has been named in the England squad for next month’s SheBelieves Cup in the United States. The youngster’s involvement for the Lionesses will very much depend upon the outcome of her medical assessment.

The player was on the books of Sheffield United in the early days of her career before joining Manchester City. Roebuck signed her first professional terms with City in 2018 and made her senior debut for the club later that year following an injury to first choice goalkeeper Karen Bardsley. It was 12 months to remember for the keeper who made her senior England debut against Austria in November that year.

Roebuck has been a regular in the City side this season and the player will be hoping that her injury is not that serious so that she can feature for the club in their end of season battle for domestic silverware.

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