Knee injury puts Courtney Tairi on sidelines

Last updated 05:00 17/05/2012

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Southern Steel midcourter Courtney Tairi looks set for an extended spell on the sidelines after injuring her right knee during Sunday's clash against the Mystics in Dunedin.

Steel physiotherapist Brett Woodley said Tairi was continuing to undergo various tests to determine the full extent of the damage.

"Courtney has suffered an ACL injury but we are still uncertain as to the severity of it at this stage," he said. "She will be going through a rehabilitation programme in the next few weeks and hopefully it will respond well to that. The grade of the injury is still unclear but we certainly hope she will be back on the court soon."

Tairi said she was eager to do everything she could to return to the court for the Steel. "I've got to take some time to let it settle down and then do some rehab," she said.

As Tairi is a member of the national accelerant squad, any future decisions will be made in conjunction with Netball New Zealand's medical team, Woodley said.

Steel's next game is against the Queensland Firebirds in Invercargill on Sunday.

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