Maren Mjelde: Chelsea defender out for the rest of the season with knee injury
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Chelsea defender Maren Mjelde will miss the rest of the season after suffering a knee injury in their Women's League Cup final win over Bristol City.
Mjelde was carried off on a stretcher and taken to hospital following the incident with Aimee Palmer on Sunday.
In a statement released on Twitter, the Norway international, 31, said the injury was not as bad as first feared.
"I will have to undergo surgery but if everything goes to plan, I will be back in the summer," she said.