NewsLFC Women update on Rylee Foster condition
Liverpool FC Women can today provide an update for supporters on the condition of goalkeeper Rylee Foster.
The 23-year-old Canadian was injured last month in a road traffic incident while travelling as a passenger during a trip to visit friends abroad during the international break.
After her return to the UK, further scans have confirmed an initial diagnosis that Foster suffered some fractures to vertebrae in her neck.
Club doctor Dr Amelia Woodhouse said: “Rylee’s injuries required stabilisation in an external fixation device. She will need to stay in this for a minimum of six weeks while being closely monitored by ourselves and spinal specialists.
“A number of other internal injuries have shown improvement on recent scans, while she is wearing a brace for an injury to her knee.”
Despite her injuries, Foster is hoping to be well enough to attend Prenton Park on Sunday to support her teammates in the FA Women’s Championship clash with Blackburn Rovers, though a final decision will be made in conjunction with her medical team.
Earlier this week she sent a message to fans on social media to thank them for their support at this difficult time.
“I just wanted to say a huge thank you to everyone who is supporting me on my road to recovery and rehabilitation,” said Foster.
“To all the fans who have reached out, I really appreciate your kind best wishes and thoughts. I couldn’t ask for better teammates and again prove what a great family we have at the club.”
She also thanked ‘the amazing staff who are helping me get back on my feet’ and pledged: “There are some tough times ahead but better days coming up also.”
Everybody at LFC will continue to support Rylee as she works towards a complete recovery.