Jess Sigsworth removed for rest of Leicester’s season with ACL injury


Leicester City forward Jess Sigsworth has in fact been removed for the remainder of the 2021/22 job after suffering an ACL injury.

Manager Lydia Bedford confirmed that the 27-year-old sustained the injury in training, and will go through an operation in the coming weeks.

Sigsworth joined Leicester from Manchester United in the summertime season ahead of their very first season in the WSL, bringing a wealth of top-flight experience to the Foxes’ promotion-winning group. She has in fact broken in with 2 goals an aid in the WSL this season, and will be a big lose out on in Leicester’s battle to avoid the drop.

“Unfortunately just recently in training Jess Sigsworth suffered an ACL injury and will be out for the remainder of the season,” Bedford mentioned ahead of Leicester’s FA Cup clash with Chelsea on Saturday. “She will preferably be getting an operation in the coming weeks which is genuinely discouraging for her and certainly the club lag her in her recovery.”

Sigsworth is no total stranger to ACL injuries, having in fact suffered the specific very same injury in the opposite knee while at Doncaster in 2016.

“The worry about Jess is the operation to begin with and the recovery from that and the rehab,” Bedford consisted of. “We’ll rather handle keeping Jess a part of the group, nevertheless ultimately our focus needs to count on the players who are 100% able to impact us this season.

“I think Jess is a genuinely level headed individual who’s taken the news genuinely well, in her stride at this minute in time. She’s a genuinely beneficial character and she’s been here prior to. So she comprehends what she’s up versus and is favorable that she’ll return more effective.”

Leicester have in fact pulled away from the transfer zone since the check out of Bedford in November. The Foxes have in fact put together a fantastic run of type under their new manager to leave themselves 8 points clear of bottom side Birmingham.

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