Arsenal have confirmed that Jordan Nobbs has sustained an injury to her ankle ligaments after being stretchered off during Arsenal’s 2-1 friendly victory over Chelsea on Sunday. Nobbs went down in significant pain after a challenge from Chelsea’s Erin Cuthbert.
Images of the moment of impact looked incredibly troubling with the impact forcing her foot into a right angle. The good news is that there appears to be no bone damage. Arsenal released a statement on their website saying, “Jordan sustained an injury to the ligaments of her right ankle during a tackle in our pre-season friendly against Chelsea on Sunday. She is now undergoing a review with a specialist to determine the recovery process.”
I am told the next 48 hours will determine the length of recovery time once the initial swelling subsides. Fingers crossed the injury heals soon but it is doubtful that Jordan will be available for this month’s Champions League qualifiers.
Arsenal face Chelsea and Manchester City in their opening three games too.
Get well soon Jord!