Derby County Women defender Megan Tinsley is to undergo surgery after suffering a serious injury in Sunday’s abandoned home fixture against Liverpool Feds.

Tinsley sustained a dislocated ankle and fractured fibula in the latter stages of the game following an innocuous coming together with the visiting goalkeeper.

Derby were leading 2-1 at the time and, after initially being suspended, the decision was made to abandon the match.

Tinsley was attended to on the pitch by medical experts before being taken to the University Hospitals of Derby and Burton and is to have an operation to begin her road to recovery.

Derby County is committed to providing all the help, assistance, and expertise possible in Tinsley’s rehabilitation programme.

The club has increased its support of the Women’s side under the ownership of Clowes Developments (UK) Ltd and, in the summer of 2023, they formally joined the main club for the first time.

That move has provided an increased use of club facilities and midfielder Becky McGrother has, in recent months, been under the watchful eye of the Men’s medical team as she steps up her return from the ACL injury she sustained in September.

The club would like to place on record its thanks to the medical services and also the players, officials and representatives of Liverpool Feds for their support on Sunday.