Manchester United ahead Tobin Heath might be out for 10-12 weeks with an ankle damage sustained in coaching, says supervisor Casey Stoney.
The United States World Cup winner final featured within the 6-1 win over Bristol City on 20 December, scoring two targets.
Heath joined in the summertime on a one-year deal and has featured prominently for United, degree on factors with Women’s Super League leaders Chelsea.
“She is a big loss for us and it’s disappointing for her,” stated Stoney.
“It’s part of the game. As with all injuries, I always say it’s a window of opportunity for somebody else.
“We will work arduous to get her again as secure and as rapidly as potential.”
Heath will also miss the annual SheBelieves Cup in the United States which takes place from 18-24 February.
Manchester United travel to Everton on Sunday (14:30 GMT) and will also be without Martha Harris who picked up a rib injury in the 2-0 victory over Birmingham City last weekend.