Nicky Evrard sees her loan at Brighton & Hove Albion ending sooner than planned. The Red Flames goalkeeper needs to recover after having hamstring surgery which is why she is returning to Chelsea. “It is difficult, physically and mentally,” Evrard wrote on social media after the operation.
With a picture of her on crutches in the hospital corridor, Evrard announced yesterday that she had undergone surgery. “Everything went well,” he said. Last month, the 28-year-old goalkeeper pulled out during the international break with a hamstring injury
She will be rehabilitated at Chelsea. Due to the injury, she will return to her parents' club sooner than expected. Brighton & Hove Albion, the club that has rented her from the Blues since last summer, decided to terminate the loan agreement after half a season.
“We would like to thank Nikki for her contributions since joining the club this summer, and wish her the best in her recovery and return to full fitness,” team CEO Zoe Johnson said on the team’s website. Evrard ultimately played just three games for Brighton.
Last summer, the 2022 Golden Boot was traded back to Heverly Leuven for Chelsea. For now, the move towards the Premier League will not go without a hitch.
She concluded her Instagram post by saying, “This is tough physically and mentally. But I'll be back soon.”
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