#Lionesses: Christiansen has ankle op

Isobel Christiansen battles for the ball against Brazil at the She Believes Cup. (PA Images)

Isobel Christiansen has undergone successful surgery on an ankle injury sustained in England’s SheBelieves Cup win over Japan on Tuesday.

Following further assessment, the 27-year-old had an operation on Friday afternoon, reports TheFA.com.

Christiansen will now begin a rehabilitation programme as she aims to be fit for this summer’s World Cup finals.

Head coach Phil Neville said: “We were delighted to hear from Izzy yesterday and that her operation went well.

“We are all wishing her a speedy recovery and will be supporting her in every way we can over her rehabilitation period.”

The Lionesses’ next fixture is against Canada at Manchester City’s Academy Stadium on Friday 5 April and tickets are available here.