05/03/2024

Hayley Taylor-Young joins Canberra United's 2021/22 W-League line up. (Photo: Capital Football)

Young Canberra United forward Hayley Taylor-Young has endured a season-ending ankle injury that will see her ruled out for the remainder of the 2023/24 Liberty A-League season.

The news from Canberra United on Wednesday comes as they get ready to face the Newcastle Jets this weekend, following an extra week break due to the postponement of their match against the Western Sydney Wanderers.

Canberra United currently sit in 10th position on the 2023/24 Liberty A-League ladder, in front of Adelaide United and Western Sydney Wanderers, with one point from three games.

After the club confirmed that Taylor-Young had sustained an ankle injury that will rule her out for the remainder of the season, The Inner Sanctum can reveal that is an ankle injury and not an ACL – an injury that many predicted she had suffered.

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The 21-year-old is a graduate of the club’s pathway program and would go on to make her debut in the 2019/20 season. She was also one of 40 footballers to be awarded a scholarship for the initial Future Matildas class of 2023.

The class would include the likes of Brighton & Hove Albion defender Charlie Rule, Paris FC midfielder Sarah Hunter and up-and-coming superstars such as Kirsty Fenton, Tijan McKenna and Zara Krueger.

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