O’Connell waits on scan to assess knee injury - July 14,2020
Ascot Park Hotel Southern Steel shooter Jennifer O’Connell will have a scan this week to assess a knee injury suffered on Friday night.
The 23-year-old landed painfully on her left leg in the fourth quarter of the Round 5 ANZ Premiership match against Central Pulse and was assisted from the court.
Head coach Reinga Bloxham said it was another cruel blow having lost fellow shooter Georgia Heffernan to a season ending knee injury in Round 3.
“Everyone is feeling really gutted for her because she was improving with every game. The team as a whole was performing a lot stronger with her there so she is going to be a big loss for us to fill,” Bloxham said.
“We really felt that we were right in the contest with the Pulse and felt that our playing performance had really improved each week, so it’s a huge task to have to rebuild that shooting combination and end again.”
Photo – Michael Bradley Photography