Arsenal have issued an injury update on forward Beth Mead after she was stretchered from the field of play during Arsenal’s 3-1 win over Everton on Sunday.
The England international was down for a total of 8 minutes and was carried from the field with her legs strapped during the first half after a seemingly innocuous challenge from Toffees defender Gabby George.
Doesn’t look good for Beth Mead, who is being stretchered off.
— Tim Stillman (@Stillberto) December 15, 2019
Beth published an Instagram story on Tuesday of herself laughing after the game, albeit sporting a crutch and a protective boot, with the caption, “Still smiling, nothing to (sic) serious, I’ll be back before you know it.”
The player went for an x-ray on Monday and Arsenal’s statement confirmed the injury was not a bad one, “Beth Mead is currently receiving treatment for bruising to her lower leg, sustained by a tackle in our fixture against Everton last weekend.
“An X-ray confirmed that there is no fracture and she will begin rehabilitation work to get her back to full fitness as soon as possible.”
The Gunners don’t play again until January 5th, but Mead has clocked up more minutes than any other Arsenal player so far this season. The club are likely to add attacking reinforcement in the January transfer window irrespective of this injury.