GIANTS Netball captain Kimberlee Green will miss the remainder of the 2017 Suncorp Super Netball season, after rupturing her Anterior Cruciate Ligament.
Scans confirmed Green ruptured her left ACL in the Giants’ Round 5 clash against the Adelaide Thunderbirds in Canberra.
Green will undergo surgery on Thursday 30 March before beginning her rehabilitation, which is expected to take between 9-12 months.
Head Coach Julie Fitzgerald said the team is devastated with the diagnosis, however would support Green on her road to recovery.
“While I expected the worst, I’m still gutted for Kim as is the rest of the team upon confirmation of her ACL injury,” Fitzgerald said.
“We’re a close knit group so we’re all feeling this, but I have no doubt the team will rally around her and provide endless support throughout her rehabilitation.
“There’s a long road ahead but she is a tough cookie and I have no doubt Kim will conquer the challenges she encounters face on.”
Fitzgerald confirmed Green would continue to have an active role within the team as captain, supporting her teammates throughout her rehabilitation period.
“In my opinion, Kim is one of the best captains in Australian sport,” Fitzgerald said.
“GIANTS Netball is very fortunate to have someone of her calibre involved with the Club, and I know the players really respect her.
“Kim will continue to have a strong presence in this team both at training and match days, but in what capacity and when is yet to be determined.
A decision on any permanent or temporary replacement players will be made in due course.
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