Fran Kitching described the nasty gash on her head as the ‘worst injury’ of her career.
In a training ground accident, the Liverpool Women’s goalkeeper was caught by a boot as she attempted to gather a ball on the ground and required stitches to repair the deep wound.
The 21-year-old missed the first game of the season – a 1-0 win against Bristol City – and said she was looking forward to being back.
Writing on Instagram, she posted: “So this happened in training on Tuesday hence why I’m not with the girls for today’s game.
“This has got to be the worst injury I’ve ever had as a goalkeeper but after a lot of swelling and pain (and looking like a cabbage patch doll) I can finally say I’m feeling a lot better and ready to get back out there with my girlies! I’m supporting them every minute from home.”
Kitching’s manager, Vicky Jepson, said she was looking forward to seeing the player back in training in a few weeks.
“One of Fran’s best qualities as a goalkeeper is her bravery and we see that in training and matches all the time,” she told liverpoolfc.com.
“Myself and all the players want to wish her a speedy recovery from her injury and we look forward to having her back with the team soon.”
Kitching, who began at Sheffield United and has played for Chelsea, joined Liverpool Women in August 2018 and made 10 appearances in her first season.