Aston Villa lose striker Boye-Hlorkah to ACL injury

Aston Villa striker Chantelle Boye-Hlorkah is set to spend several months on the sidelines after sustaining an anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) injury.

The Villans revealed the news via an update on their club’s official website this afternoon.

Boye-Hlorkah’s injury is another blow to Aston Villa who already have strikers Simone Magill and Emily Gielnik ruled out with long-term injuries. The Villans are now even lighter in attacking areas.

Last week, Boye-Hlorkah faced former club Everton in the group stage of the FA Women’s Continental Tires League Cup. The player played for the first 59 minutes of the match at Walton Hall Park before leaving the pitch after rupturing her ACL. Boye-Hlorkah is now set to start her rehabilitation, but she won’t be seen in an Aston Villa shirt again this season.

Aston Villa signed Boye-Hlorkah from Barclays Women’s Super League rivals Everton in the summer of 2021. The player went on to make 22 appearances for The Villans in all competitions in her first season with the club. The striker had made three appearances for Aston Villa this season before suffering his injury blow.

Aston Villa continue the 2022/2023 campaign without Boye-Hlorkah on Sunday when they travel to Liverpool in the Barclays Women’s Super League.