Danielle Turner of Everton Liverpool Women v Everton Ladies, WSL football match, Prenton Park, Birkenhead, UK - 11 May 2019 Photo: Paul Currie for The FA

Everton face nervous wait to learn of extent of injuries to defensive duo

Everton face a nervous wait to learn of the extent of the injuries sustained by defensive pair Danielle Turner and Ingrid Moe Wold during the first half of yesterday’s 1-0 defeat to Manchester City at The Academy Stadium.

Left-back Turner was replaced by Poppy Pattinson after just 27 minutes before Wold was brought off four minutes before the break.

Prior to yesterday’s fixture, manager Willie Kirk had a full compliment of players available to him but the Everton medical team will now have to assess the conditions of both Turner and Wold.

Speaking to the media including FAWSL Full-Time after yesterday’s match, Kirk said that Turner’s injury was potentially a reoccurrence of a recent problem while the news on Wold may not be as positive.

“Dan’s calf cramped up,” said Kirk. “She has been having a few little issues with that, we are just trying to get to the bottom of it.

“I don’t know if it is fatigue or something that is setting in at this stage of the season. The same thing happened last year in the second half of the season.

“She might have got through the game but it could have resulted in a longer term injury so we wanted to get her off.

“Moe is a strange one in terms of there was no contact. She heard a crack, she felt uncomfortable, the referee heard the crack as well.

“It was her who notified the fourth official to indicate that there was a good chance that Everton would be making a substitution.

“We just need to assess it over the next 24-48 hours, it’s not looking great but hopefully it doesn’t turn out to be anything major because Moe is a very important part of the squad.”

Should Turner and Wold’s injuries not be too severe, the pair have little time to recover before Everton’s next match. The Blue Girls travel to Birmingham City for a rearranged Barclays FA Women’s Super League fixture on Thursday evening.

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