Bristol City face a nervous wait to learn of the full extent of midfielder Aimee Palmer’s injury sustained against Birmingham City at Twerton Park this afternoon.
The 20-year-old was the subject of a crunching challenge from Birmingham City’s Christie Murray just after the hour mark which left Palmer with an injury to her leg. The player was down receiving treatment for some time before leaving the pitch on a stretcher.
The full extent of the midfielder’s injury is yet to be confirmed, however, Bristol City manager Tanya Oxtoby admitted that ‘its not looking great’ when asked about Palmer in the club’s post-match interview at Twerton Park.
Palmer re-joined Bristol City in the summer after her two-year spell with Manchester United came to an end. The player has started all four Barclays FA Women’s Super League matches for The Robins so far this season while she also played 90 minutes of Bristol City’s first group match in the FA Women’s Continental League Cup.
The injury to Palmer topped off a disastrous afternoon for Bristol City who remain rooted to the bottom of the Barclays FA Women’s Super League table. Oxtoby’s side lost 4-0 to a Birmingham City side who they would have been keen to keep with them in the lower reaches of the table.
It doesn’t get any easier for The Robins after the international break with Oxtoby’s side scheduled to travel to Manchester City before staging another big home fixture against Tottenham Hotspur.