Pitch being watered before kick off at the Peoples Pension Stadium Brighton and Hove Albion Women v Birmingham City Women WSL football match, The People's Pension stadium, Crawley, UK - 20 Feb 2019 Photo: Paul Gregory for The FA

Young Brighton & Hove Albion forward sustains season-ending ACL injury

Young Brighton & Hove Albion forward Katie Robinson has been ruled out of action for the remainder of the season after suffering a training ground injury.

The 18-year-old only joined the Sussex club in the summer after opting to leave former club Bristol City.

It has was confirmed on Brighton & Hove Albion’s official club website this afternoon that Robinson has sustained an Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) injury meaning that she will play no part for Hope Powell’s side for the remainder of the season.

Robinson played the opening 66 minutes of Brighton & Hove Albion’s season as Powell’s side defeated Birmingham City 2-0 at The People’s Pension Stadium in Crawley. She was replaced by Welsh international forward Kayleigh Green during the second half and it has been determined that the youngster will not be seen in an Albion shirt again this season.

The striker came through the academy system at former club Bristol City and went on to represent The Robins on 17 occasions in the Barclays FA Women’s Super League. Robinson netted three goals for Bristol City, all of which came in the domestic cup competitions.

The teenager joined Brighton & Hove Albion in search of more regular first team football and her injury is a real blow to her bid to get her senior career off the ground.

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