Liverpool Women winger Melissa Lawley is set to miss the rest of the WSL season with a hip injury, as confirmed by manager Matt Beard on Liverpool’s official club website.
Lawley is expected to be out of action for around six months while she completes her rehabilitation. Not only will this rule her out for the rest of the WSL season (and potentially the start of next season), she will also be out of contention for the 2023 Women’s World Cup.
Speaking on Lawley’s injury, Beard said: “Beard said: “Unfortunately, Mel is going to be out with a hip problem and she is probably going to need an operation. Without going into the ins and outs, she is probably going to be out for six months all in all, post-operation.”
Lawley signed for Liverpool in 2019 – since then, the Kidderminster-born speedster has made 47 appearances for the Reds, scoring seven goals in total.
Before making the jump to Merseyside, the 29-year-old played for teams such as Arsenal, Birmingham City and Manchester City. Her career began in Aston Villa’s academy, but she also spent time with the Gunners as a youngster. Additionally, she has also won a number of caps for England – 12 in total, scoring a solitary goal.