BARNET, ENGLAND - APRIL 24: A general view of the stadium ahead of the WSL 2 match between London Bees and Bristol City Women at The Hive on April 24, 2016 in Barnet, England. (The FA via Getty Images)

London Bees midfielder set for lengthy spell on the sidelines after sustaining ACL injury

London Bees midfielder Merrick Will will face a significant period on the sidelines after sustaining an Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) injury as reported on the club’s official website.

Will is a key member of the London Bees squad, however, she may not be seen in an orange and black shirt again this season after sustaining her cruel injury blow in the 1-0 victory over London rivals Charlton Athletic at The Hive 10 days’ ago.

The midfielder was replaced by youngster Melisa Filis midway through London Bees’ derby clash with The Addicks, a fixture which saw Lee Burch’s side collect their first three points of the season in the FA Women’s Championship.

It has today been confirmed that Will’s injury has been fully assessed with the player having suffered an ACL injury. London Bees will now support the midfielder as she begins her rehabilitation.

Prior to her injury, Will had played an important role for The Bees this season. The midfielder appeared in all of London Bees’ first eight matches, scoring in the 3-1 defeat to Coventry United at the Butts Park Arena on opening day. Will is into her fourth season at The Hive after joining London Bees in 2017 following a spell with Watford.

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