Chelsea Women have today released the following concerning midfielder Katerina Svitkova…

Last month, manager Emma Hayes confirmed the Czech international had been struggling with her knee in recent weeks.

Following a review by the Chelsea medical team and a knee specialist, Katerina has undergone surgery and is expected to be sidelined for a significant period.

Katerina will now begin a rehabilitation programme with support from the club’s medical team. Everyone at Chelsea sends their best wishes to Katerina in her recovery.