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

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

Arsenal

Rafaelle SouzaMetatarsal frature[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 WilliamsonFoot injury [return date: December]In his pre-Reading press conference on October 14th, Eidevall said Williamson is unlikely to be available for the November internationals.
Vivianna MiedemaRest[return date: 19th November]“Viv has ben granted some time off to rest and recharge. We are supporting her closely and she will return following the international break,” Arsenal told The Athletic on November 1.
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.
Kim Little Medial Collateral Ligament injury [return date: January 2023]

Aston Villa

Hannah HamptonMinor surgery [Return date: 20th November]“She has a reoccurring muscle injury, she’ll underdo a small medical procedure tomorrow, after that she’ll be back in contention,” said Carla Ward ahead of Villa’s Liverpool clash on November 4.
Chantelle Boye-HlorkahACL injury [return date: unknown]“She’s been in good spirits this week, to be fair to her,” said Ward in her pre-Liverpool presser. “It’s not nice for any player to do their ACL, especially someone that’s done it twice before. It’s tough, but she’s in a good environment with the full support of a lot of people around her, so we’ll do the best we possibly can to look after her.”
Simone MagillACL rupture[return date: 2023/2024 season]
Emily Gielnik
Meaghan Sargeant
Ruesha Littlejohn
Evie Rabjohn

Brighton and Hove Albion

Megan Connolly“Back on the grass!” Brighton tweeted on November 10.
Maisie SymondsGlandular fever [return date: expected March 202]“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 former Seagulls boss Hope Powell in September.
Rebekah StottAnkle [return date: unknown]"Rebekah Stott had ankle surgery which will make sure she will be back to her best. She’s been really good about the place, she’s off the crutches and is able to start the rehab that gets her back on track,” said Powell on September 22.

Chelsea

Melanie LeupolzPregnancy [return date: unknown]“Melanie has just given birth,” Paul Green said in his pre-Everton press conference on October 14.
Katerina SvitkovaIllness [return date: unknown]“Katerina Svitkova has not trained today. She’s got an illness, so she’ll be touch and go as to whether she will train tomorrow or not,” Green said in his pre-Manchester United press conference on November 4.
Jelena Čanković“Jelena Cankovic is back training but not with the full squad so again, this game has come too early for her,” Green said in his pre-Manchester United press conference on November 4.
Maren MjeldeHamstring[return date: unknown]“Maren Mjelde is also still recovering from a hamstring niggle, so she’ll miss out as well,” Green said in his pre-Manchester United press conference on November 4.
Fran KirbyVirus [return date: unknown]“Fran Kirby is still unavailable. She is still recovering from a viral infection, so she’s not available,” Green said in his pre-Manchester United press conference on November 4.

Everton

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.
Katrine VejeKnee[return date: unknown]“I don’t think [it’s serious], but we’re looking at it and hopefully she’s soon back on the pitch,” Sorensen said in his pre-Spurs press conference on November 4.
Nicoline SørensenACL rupture[return date: unknown]“Little bit nervous, little bit emotional, little bit of everything, but I’m feeling really good, feeling really excited,” Sørensen said a in a social media video on her return to training on November 2.

Liverpool

Ceri Holland“Unfortunately, we lost Ceri Holland in the warm-up before we kicked off against Manchester City. She had a little problem and she felt something at the end of the warm-up right before kick-off. We’ll have to assess Ceri now and see if she can be available for the weekend,” Matt Beard wrote in his Liverpool.com column on November 3.
Leanne KiernanAnkle[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[return date: unknown]“With Ruby, she had a slight setback in her thigh injury but we’re pretty confident she’ll get a good level of training under her belt albeit in slightly smaller numbers in the international break. She’s maybe a week or so ahead of Alanna but both players in this next period when we do come back are getting closer to seeing them back on the pitch,” Gareth Taylor said in pre-Reading press conference on November 4.
Alanna KennedyShoulder[return date: unknown]“Alanna had a good check-in with the surgeon who is happy with everything that’s going on with her shoulder. She will join up with the Matildas in the next camp, not to partake in any games but it will be good for her to be around that environment. We’re probably looking at after the international break to potentially step up and get possible minutes for games.” Taylor said in pre-Reading press conference on November 4.

Manchester United

Reading

Emma HarriesACL [return date: November 20th]“Emma Harries and Brooke are close but maybe next weekend for both," said Chambers in her pre-Man City press conference on November 3.
Brooke Hendrix[return date: November 20th]“Emma Harries and Brooke are close but maybe next weekend for both," said Chambers in her pre-Man City press conference on November 3.

Tottenham Hotspur

Ellie BrazilACL [return date: 2023/2024 season]“We can confirm that forward Ellie Brazil sustained an anterior cruciate ligament injury during our Barclays Women’s Super League fixture against Manchester City on Saturday. The 23-year-old will now begin a period of rehabilitation and will miss the remainder of the season,” read a club statement on October 27.
Kyah SimonACL [return date: 2023/2024 season]

West Ham United

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.