By Daniel Lewis

20th Oct, 2023 | 9:40pm

Leeds United Women winger Paige Williams sends message to supporters after undergoing surgery

Leeds United Women winger Paige Williams says she is “beyond grateful” for the support she has received after undergoing surgery.

Williams revealed on 16 September that she had torn her anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) and sustained a grade 2 tear in her medial collateral ligament (MCL).

The 22-year-old took to Twitter on Thursday (19 October) to provide an update after going under the knife.

“Successful Op,” she said. “Road to recovery starts now. Beyond grateful, and I can’t wait to start my rehab so I’m back in that Leeds shirt.”

Cruel blow

As far as sporting injuries go, they do not come much worse than the one – or ones – sustained by Williams last month.

The fact her season came to an end just a few weeks into the campaign was a particularly cruel blow for the Leeds attacker.

Williams, known for her trickery and pace, will now spend a period of time resting up, before being given the green light to get back in the gym.

It will be a long road back, but as ever with long-term injury lay-offs, Williams will just be hoping to come back stronger whenever that may be.

Leeds have recorded some mixed results so far in Williams’ absence, having won three, lost two and drawn one of their six games since she was ruled out.

Next up for the Whites is a cup match against Halifax on 29 October.

In other Leeds United news, Jack Harrison has provided some insight on the men’s side’s relegation from the Premier League last season.