WSL injuries: full list of absentees and return dates for Chelsea, Arsenal, West Ham and Tottenham Hotspur

Every Women’s Super League player who is sidelined with injury.



Rafaelle SouzaMetatarsal fracture (return date: unknown)“We expect it to be several weeks, unfortunately. We have to wait for further assessment by the consultants before we can put a more exact time frame on it but at the moment, we don’t think any surgery is needed,” Jonas Eidevall said on 14th October.
Leah WilliamsonIn his pre-Reading press conference on October 14th, Eidevall said Williamson is unlikely to be available for the November internationals.
Teyah GoldieACL rupture (return date: unknown)“Teyah – who joined Watford on a dual-registration agreement in January – will undergo surgery in the coming weeks and will return to Arsenal for her rehabilitation”, read an official Arsenal statement on March 10.

Aston Villa

Hannah HamptonHead (return date: unknown)“Hannah Hampton is still out. She hasn’t trained all week or been in the building. She took a knock to the head. She is not available. The doctor will assess her, likely tomorrow,” said Carla Ward in her pre-Everton press conference on October 20.
Simone MagillACL rupture, suffered July 2022 (return date: 2023/2024 season)

Brighton and Hove Albion

Megan ConnollyConnolly was back in non-contact training the week beginning the 24th of October.
Maisie SymondsGlandular fever (return date: expected March 2023)“Maisie has glandular fever and it’s not a five-minute thing, it’s a six-month thing. She was quite poorly but she is on the mend and we are in regular contact with her. She has had some positive test results so she is quite upbeat at the moment,” said Hope Powell in September.
Rebekah StottRecovering from ankle surgery (return date: unknown)


Emma HayesRecovering from hysterectomy (return date: unknown)‘I’ve spoken to her quite a few times, as you can imagine, in the last week. She’s making good progress, she’s back at home now and we hope that progress will continue on a daily basis. Of course, we wish her a speedy recovery along with everybody else at the club,” said Paul Green in his pre-Everton press conference on October 14.
Melanie LeupolzPregnancy (return date: unknown)“Melanie has just given birth,” Green said in his pre-Everton press conference on October 14.
Jelena Čanković‘Slight niggle’ (return date: unknown)


Nicoline SørensenACL rupture, suffered September 2021 (return date: unknown)“Of course, Nico is still recovering from the ACL, she’s actually back on the pitch and in training,” Brian Sørensen said in his pre-Aston Villa press conference.
Toni DugganPregancny (return date: 2023/2024 season)'Toni will be supported by Everton’s medical staff in the coming months as she continues light training. However, she will not feature in fixtures for the remainder of the 2022/23 season,” read an official club statement in September 2022.

Leicester City

Hannah CainACL rupture suffered November 2021 (return date: unknown)“Hannah has made good progress.She’s much closer than the other long-term rehabbers. She is at a point now where she’s out on the pitch with us most days. Every so often she has one day off to manage her load, but it’s completely unopposed still at this stage, so it’s really great to have her where we can facilitate her getting in with the group, and it’s definitely put a smile on her face. She’s still a way off full contact training and match appearances, but she’s definitely one to keep an eye on,” said Lydia Bedford in her pre-Manchester United presser on October 20.
Demi Lambourne“There’s still going to be a late call to be made on Demi, like last week,” Bedford said in her pre-Manchester United presser on October 20.


Shanice van de SandenAchille (return date: early November)“She’s progressed again this week, which is a real positive. Hopefully she’ll be back in part of team training today but we’re still probably looking at a couple of weeks at least. We’re just taking it week by week because she had good weeks maybe a month ago but then she broke back down again. But she seems to be getting stronger and stronger each week. We’re sticking positive on that front but we’re still probably a couple of weeks away,” said Matt Beard in his pre-Arsenal press conference on October 21.
Leanne KiernanRecovering from ankle surgery (return date: unknown)“A scan has revealed last season’s LFC Women top scorer may require surgery and she is set to miss several months,” read a club statement on September 21.

Manchester City

Ruby MaceThigh muscle“Ruby and Alanna are a week further down the line than before and closer [to a return],” Taylor said in his pre-Spurs press conference on October 20.
Alanna KennedyThigh muscle“Ruby and Alanna are a week further down the line than before and closer [to a return],” Taylor said in his pre-Spurs press conference on October 20.

Manchester United

Alessia Russo“Alessia is still the same. So progressing nicely again on the field, rehab with Aoife.She’s still missing, so probably two to three weeks away. She’s training, she’s back on the field, everything is progressing nicely [but] no team training. Probably team training within two to three weeks,” Marc Skinner said in his pre-Leicester press conference on October 20.
Grace Clinton“Grace Clinton won’t be available but she’s back on the grass training as well, which is good,” Marc Skinner said in his pre-Leicester press conference on October 20.
Ona BatlleConcussion (return date: October 30)“Ona hasn’t trained today, she’s done light exercise, and then we are just following it up each day. We have a full-time doctor so she’s under care and supervision. She’s progressing nicely but there’ll be no risk to the player. If she’s not ready for this weekend, then we’ll carry on,” Skinner said in his pre-Leicester press conference on October 20.


Tottenham Hotspur

Ellie BrazilKnee (return date: unknown)"We've been trying to get Ellie in a position where she recovered from an injury that she had before we signed her. It was a 50-50 situation and she has just got in for that and sometimes it just happens. I spoke to her at halftime and she was a lot more comfortable at that point. We obviously need to get a scan to understand what we're dealing with to really be able to decide what we do going forward,” said Rehanne Skinner in her post-Man City remarks.
Kyah SimonACL (return date: 2023/2024 season)“We can confirm that forward Kyah Simon sustained an anterior cruciate ligament injury during our Continental Tyres League Cup fixture against Reading on Sunday.The Australia international will now begin a period of rehabilitation and will miss the remainder of the season,” read an official club statement in October 2022.
Rosella AyaneFoot (return date: unknown)“Unfortunately Ros has suffered an injury that’s going to keep her out for about four weeks so she’s not going to be available for the weekend,” said Rehanne Skinner in her pre-Arsenal press conference on September 23.

West Ham

Jess ZiuACL (return date: unknown)“It became apparent that the injury was a serious one because of the amount of pain that she was in. Jess was stretchered off and a subsequent scan revealed that she had sustained an ACL rupture injury. Jess is now seeing a specialist ahead of surgery, and we will then have a clearer picture around her timeline of recovery,” said sports therapist Jackson Bradley on October 10.
Lucy ParkerMuscle (return date: unknown)“Lucy sustained a muscle injury in the game against London City Lionesses. “Lucy was substituted after feeling some discomfort and, after an assessment, it was clear that she had sustained a significant muscle injury. Lucy will now begin her rehabilitation programme and we hope to have her back soon,” said sports therapist Jackson Bradley on October 10.