Gemma Bonner: Injured Liverpool Ladies captain out for season

Gemma Bonner
Captain Bonner went off injured in the 57th minute against Brescia

Liverpool Ladies captain Gemma Bonner will miss the remainder of the season with a serious ankle injury.

The 24-year-old central defender damaged the ligaments in her left ankle during Wednesday's 1-0 away defeat by Brescia in the Champions League.

A scan has now revealed Bonner will be out of action for eight to 12 weeks.

The Women's Super League ended last week but she will miss the Continental Cup semi-final on Sunday and Wednesday's return leg against Brescia.

Liverpool have sustained a large number of long term injuries to key players this season, including England midfielder Fara Williams and Nigerian forward Asisat Oshoala.

Manager Matt Beard admits Bonner's absence is a further set back.

"To lose Gemma at such an important part of the season is a big blow and again highlights how unlucky we have been with injuries this season," he said.

"Losing Gemma means we now have eight senior players who are unavailable through injury, which makes our next two games even tougher."

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Wednesday 7th October 2015

  • BIIK KazygurtBIIK Kazygurt1FC Barcelona FemeníFC Barcelona Femení1
  • PK-35 Vantaa LadiesPK-35 Vantaa Ladies0FC RosengårdFC Rosengård2
  • FC PAOKFC PAOK0KIF ÖrebroKIF Örebro3
  • Slavia Prague WomenSlavia Prague Women4Brøndby IF LadiesBrøndby IF Ladies1
  • LSK Kvinner FKLSK Kvinner FK1FC Zürich FrauenFC Zürich Frauen0
  • St. Pölten-SpratzernSt. Pölten-Spratzern4Verona FemminileVerona Femminile5
  • Standard Fémina de LiègeStandard Fémina de Liège01. FFC Frankfurt1. FFC Frankfurt2
  • Atlético de Madrid FéminasAtlético de Madrid Féminas0FC Zorky KrasnogorskFC Zorky Krasnogorsk2
  • FC Twente WomenFC Twente Women1FC Bayern München LadiesFC Bayern München Ladies1
  • Brescia FemminileBrescia Femminile1Liverpool LadiesLiverpool Ladies0
  • Stjarnan WomenStjarnan Women1Zvezda 2005 WomenZvezda 2005 Women3

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