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 defender Turner provides positive update following surgery

Everton defender Danielle Turner has issued an upbeat message after undergoing surgery to address a long term popliteal artery problem.

The 29-year-old Warrington-born full-back has been sidelined since appearing in Everton’s 1-0 defeat at Manchester City early last month.

Turner has today taken to her personal Twitter account to provide fans with an update and she has confirmed that she underwent surgery yesterday and is now ready to begin the recovery process with a view to returning to action pain free next season.

The player has explained that she has been suffering with tight calves and pins and needles for a few years and following recent tests, the diagnosis was made that Turner had Functional Popliteal Artery Entrapment Syndrome. It is understood that surgery was needed to help release the popliteal arteries and to ease the pressure and help the blood flow in Turner’s legs. The defender is upbeat following her surgery and she is determined to be fighting fit come the start of the new season.

Turner very much has the blue of Everton in her blood. The defender has been on the club’s books for seven years as a senior player while she also grew up with the club prior to a spell in Iceland. Turner helped Everton to the FA Women’s Super League 2 Spring Series title in 2017 while she has twice been a Women’s FA Cup finalist with the Merseyside club.

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