Manchester United Women defender Gabby George confirmed an ACL injury and will be sidelined.
George suffered the injury in Sunday’s (15) 1-1 draw against Leicester, and left the pitch limping early. This Tuesday (17), she used her Instagram account to update her fans about the injury, and captioned the post “I guess there’s no highs without lows, let’s do this”.
Manchester also confirmed the injury on their website. Manager Marc Skinner gave an interview to MUTV and said that the estimation is that she will be sidelined for 12 months. “It’s an ACL. There are different levels of ACLs. She goes in today for an operation. I would always put 12 months on this sort of injury. She could come back sooner, but I would rather work back. That’s the sensible way to prepare, working backwards”.
Skinner added that the team will support her. “We will support her and give her the best treatment and we will make sure that she comes back from that stronger and even better than she was before”.
George had already suffered the same injury in 2020, when she was playing for Everton, and was sidelined for a year. She was transferred to Manchester United this summer, and has played four games so far.