Reggae Girlz striker Khadija ‘Bunny’ Shaw revealed in a post on social media that her surgery to repair her broken leg has “went well.”

Shaw who plays for Manchester City, picked up the injury during a Women’s Super League against West Ham United on Sunday, April 21 where she limped out of the 5-0 thrashing of the Hammers at half-time and did not return for the remainder of the game.

Before exiting, she had scored twice in the in the third and 24th minutes to take her tally for the season to a league-leading 21 goals and also set a new record by becoming the only player in WSL history to have a goal contribution in 10 consecutive matches.

The 27 year old was seen in a protective boot while leaving the venue, fueling speculation over her availability for the last three games of the season with City involved in a close title race with defending champions Chelsea.

Revealing that she had undergone surgery to treat the injury, Shaw said, Gutted to know I suffered a broken foot in the game against West Ham but grateful the surgery went well. The greatest story are those who define all odds.”

Thanks to everyone for the heart warming well wishes on my road to recovery. I appreciate every single one. I will continue working hard off the pitch during my rehab and I can’t wait to be back doing what I love. God is able, she added.

Among those sending well-wishes to Shaw via social media include eight-time Olympic champion Usain bolt, Aston Villa & Reggae Boyz winger Leon Bailey, former Arsenal striker Ian Wright and the official Instagram account for the Fifa Women’s World Cup.

City, behind Shaw’s incredible form, have won a record 13 consecutive games and lead the Women’s Super League table with 52 points from 20 games, having amassed 17 wins, a draw and 2 defeats.

Title-holders Chelsea are second on 46 points but with 2 games in hand.


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