W-League: Brown and Bisby to miss season

Melbourne Victory Women’s season took a blow during Saturday’s match against Brisbane Roar when veteran Louisa Bisby and W-League Young Player of the Year Ashley Brown both sustained long-term knee injuries.

Melbourne Victory Women-s season took a blow during Saturday-s match against Brisbane Roar when veteran Louisa Bisby and W-League Young Player of the Year Ashley Brown both sustained long-term knee injuries.

It has been confirmed that both players have suffered season-ending anterior cruciate ligament injuries.

Head Coach Mike Mulvey said that while it is a disappointing setback, the team is still on track for a positive season.

“It-s very sad to lose them and they will be sorely missed for the rest of the season,” he said.

“We-re very sorry that it-s happened. I-ve spoken to the girls and we have a plan in place where they will go and see the surgeon, get the operation done and start the rehabilitation.

“Louisa and Ashley will be given our full support to get back to playing football and make a full recovery.”

Mulvey confirmed that he will be looking to bring additional players into the squad to cover the injuries.

“We-ll be looking to make some replacements. That-s two key players out of the squad so we need to make some changes and we-ll be looking into that,” he said.

“It-s just another obstacle that we have to overcome, and we will.”

Victory-s next home game is on 3 November against Newcastle Jets Women at Simonds Stadium in Geelong, with kick-off at 2:00pm.