Manchester City have today confirmed that defender Esme Morgan is set for a spell on the sidelines with a lower leg fracture.
The 20-year-old defender was stretchered off early in the first half as The Cityzens slumped to a controversial 2-1 home defeat to Tottenham Hotspur on Sunday.
Manchester City have today provided an update on Morgan’s injury via a post on their official club website with the player confirmed to have sustained a lower leg fracture. The youngster will need surgery and will then spend a period in rehabilitation.
The news comes as a further significant blow for Manchester City with their squad numbers already at low levels as a result of a catalogue of early season injuries. Ellie Roebuck, Karen Bardsley, Lucy Bronze, Hayley Raso, Caroline Weir, Keira Walsh and Chloe Kelly were all absent from the squad for the Tottenham Hotspur fixture either with long term injuries or knocks. Head coach Gareth Taylor will be hoping to welcome a few of those players back after the international break.
Manchester City face a hectic schedule following the two-week break with three matches in just eight days. Taylor’s side face Arsenal and West Ham United in the Barclays FA Women’s Super League along with Leicester City in the Vitality Women’s FA Cup.