Chelsea defender Maren Mjelde has issued an upbeat message after going under the surgeon’s knife to treat her knee injury which she sustained in Sunday’s 6-0 FA Women’s Continental League Cup final victory over Bristol City.
The 31-year-old Norwegian international defender was injured in the second half of the match at Vicarage Road when she came out badly from a challenge with Aimee Palmer.
Mjelde was stretchered off and taken to hospital following the incident which has now brought her season to a premature end.
The player has swiftly undergone surgery to address the injury and Mjelde took to her personal Twitter account earlier today to provide a positive message, saying that she will do everything that it takes to get back to pulling on her beloved Chelsea shirt once again.
Now the hard work begins to get back on to the pitch 💪🏻
I know I will have to be patient, but I’m positive and motivated to do everything it takes. See you soon team @ChelseaFCW 💙 pic.twitter.com/RcsLEdM4ZA
— Maren Mjelde (@MarenMjelde) March 18, 2021
It is hoped that Mjelde will be in a position to return in time for pre-season training for the 2021/2022 season. The Norwegian is clearly adored by manager Emma Hayes and her teammates and the club will no doubt by using Mjelde’s absence as extra motivation as they look to retain the Barclays FA Women’s Super League title and win a first UEFA Women’s Champions League crown.
The footballing community have also shown their love towards Mjelde in recent days with the player receiving hundreds of get well soon messages from both Chelsea fans and football fans in general.
The Blues won their first match without Mjelde 3-0 at Everton last night, a result which keeps them two points clear at the top of the Barclays FA Women’s Super League table.