Bristol City have confirmed that midfielder Aimee Palmer dislocated her knee in yesterday’s 4-0 defeat to Birmingham City at Twerton Park.
The 20-year-old Wymondham-born midfielder sustained the injury in the 62nd minute of the match after being on the receiving end of a crunching Christie Murray challenge.
An initial assessment of Palmer’s injury has now been concluded by the Bristol City medical team who have advised that the player dislocated her knee. Both the club and the player are awaiting test results to confirm the full impact of the injury.
If there are no complications, the standard recovery time for a dislocated knee could be as little as six weeks, however, the rehabilitation period could grow substantially from weeks to months if surgery is required to correct the problem. Palmer will be hoping that her injury is not too bad and that she can plan a potential return before the end of the calendar year.
Bristol City re-signed Palmer in the summer after her time at former club Manchester United came to an end. The player has been a vital member of Tanya Oxtoby’s side so far this season with Palmer having started all four of The Robins’ fixtures in the Barclays FA Women’s Super League.