Ashlee Hincks Millwall Lionesses v Crystal Palace Ladies FA Women's Championship football match, Princes Park Stadium, Dartford, UK - 23 Sep 2018 Photo: Kate Green for The FA

Crystal Palace forward finally set to go under the knife

Crystal Palace forward Ashlee Hincks will finally undergo surgery on her Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) injury later today.

The 31-year-old former FA Women’s Super League forward has been out of action since September when she sustained the injury in a 1-1 draw with Lewes in the FA Women’s Championship and the player is likely to face another six to nine months on the sidelines as she recovers from surgery.

After waiting for a date for her surgery, Crystal Palace have confirmed via their social media channels this morning that Hincks will go under the knife later today.

Hincks is a former youth international who started the first-ever game in the FA Women’s Super League. The player has featured in two Women’s FA Cup finals in her career to date with Charlton Athletic and Chelsea as well as the League Cup final.

The forward spent a three-year spell with Millwall Lionesses prior to joining current club Crystal Palace in the summer of 2018.

After an outstanding first season at Hayes Lane, Hincks was crowned Crystal Palace’s Player of the Year last season. Including pre-season, Hincks netted 25 goals in all competitions for The Eagles, helping the club retain their status in the FA Women’s Championship.

Should the player make a speedy recovery from surgery, she could return to training close to next season’s kick-off in the FA Women’s Championship.

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