Scans have confirmed that Melbourne Victory Women’s Captain Kayla Morrison has ruptured her anterior cruciate ligament and will miss the rest of the Liberty A-League season.
The defender sustained the injury in the first half of the side’s opening round clash against Adelaide United at AAMI Park.
Head Coach Jeff Hopkins said that he was devastated by the news but felt Kayla would return stronger.
“Our worst fears were answered today with the news of Kayla’s injury and she’ll be a massive loss to the squad for the remainder of the season,” Hopkins said.
“Everyone at the Club – from the Men’s and Women’s teams to the administration staff – have showed their support for Kayla and we will do everything we can to help Kayla return to the pitch.
“Lia Privitelli will take the captain’s armband on the pitch for the rest of the season but Kayla will still be instrumental to our title defence with her leadership off the pitch.”
Kayla will undergo surgery this week as she prepares for her rehabilitation. On behalf of everyone at the Club, we wish Kayla a speedy recovery.