Knee injury puts Courtney Tairi on sidelines

Last updated 05:00 17/05/2012

Relevant offers

Netball

Tactix defender Demelza Fellowes takes shot at Steel's tower of strength Young Waikato-Bay of Plenty Magic side struggling with consistency Silver Ferns announce Constellation Cup test against Australia in Christchurch Central Pulse back in business after trans-Tasman netball win over Wai-BoP Magic in Wellington Laura Geitz stars in her 100th Queensland Firebirds game to beat NSW Swifts Nothern Mystics seal late win over Southern Steel in trans-Tasman netball tie Winning 'defeat' wake-up call for Waikato-Bay of Plenty Magic Central Pulse team-mates must match Joline Henry's passion Central Pulse import Ama Agbeze feels Proteas' pain after World Cup semi loss Steel respect the Mystics but have no fear in taking on conference leaders

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.

Ad Feedback

- The Southland Times

Special offers
Opinion poll

Who should play goal shoot for the Silver Ferns?

Bailey Mes

Catherine Latu

Vote Result

Featured Promotions

Sponsored Content