Netballcrazy1ParticipantMay 3, 2021 at 12:56 pmPost count: 1527
You make a good point regarding the Priceline Stadium courts and the number of ACLs that have been injured there. But I would assume the all the courts must be held to some sort of standard so I would hope that it’s just a coincidence.FlbParticipantMay 3, 2021 at 1:07 pmPost count: 9
It is probably just a coincidence, but I did wonder about the extra pink decal in the circle.sarahloveParticipantMay 3, 2021 at 4:59 pmPost count: 23
It will be interesting to see if the netballsmart warmup they have recently started in NZ has a statistical impact on ACL and ankle injuries at all.netballmumParticipantMay 3, 2021 at 9:39 pmPost count: 52
When they introduced the KNEE warmup into Australia (around 5+ years ago?) it was suggested that it would have little impact on current elite players who were already doing similar things, however would have an impact on juniors moving through the ranks – so the impact would be unlikely to be seen for 10 years or so.
(It was very ironic that Maddie Brown before her first ACL injury, was in the videos showing “how not to” perform some of the exercises)al_exParticipantMay 3, 2021 at 9:48 pmPost count: 638
South Australian decals have seemed to be the focal point of most ACLs in Australia in recent memory. Cobden, Glasgow x 2, Cassidy, Davies, Lange and Austin all come to mind. Cody Lange’s screams and Jo Weston’s reaction both during and after the match is something I’ll never forget.tommycashaParticipantMay 4, 2021 at 10:36 amPost count: 5
Here’s a link to an interview I did with Kadie-Ann Dehaney after their loss to the Fever.StatlerParticipantMay 4, 2021 at 11:41 amPost count: 5
^ Entertaining little interview that. Good questions asked, good answers givenNetballcrazy1ParticipantMay 4, 2021 at 12:23 pmPost count: 1527
If I’m not wrong, some of those ACLs that occurred in SA weren’t all on the same court. Not sure how much of a difference it would make but I know for sure that Lange’s injury happened at the Entertainment centre not Priceline Stadiumsami jParticipantMay 4, 2021 at 12:55 pmPost count: 2
Assuming Austin is out for the season i would love to see Charlee Hodges come in as a replacement player, doubt it would happen as Fitzgerald seems very invested in NSW talent but would be nice to seeNB12ParticipantMay 4, 2021 at 12:59 pmPost count: 37
Provided she is fit, they have a very talented and star of the future in one of their training partners to promote. Matisse Leatherbarrow would slot in nicely. I heard she was injured earlier in the year though and not sure how serious it was.NB12ParticipantMay 4, 2021 at 1:05 pmPost count: 37
Also, if Dwyer continues to impress with solid court time, she could find her way into the Diamonds squad.al_exParticipantMay 4, 2021 at 2:06 pmPost count: 638
Yes Lange’s ACL was at the other Adelaide venue I believe. But I have always found the Adelaide decals to look particularly slippery, I wonder if it has something to do with whoever’s contracted to lay them.
I would expect Letherbarrow would be promoted if Austin is out for the season. She’s more than deserving of the opportunity. JFitz has made it pretty clear that the three shooters she wants for the Giants over the next 5-10 years are Austin, Dwyer and Letherbarrow.Netballcrazy1ParticipantMay 4, 2021 at 2:58 pmPost count: 1527
I also expect Leatherbarrow to be promoted if she’s not injured. If shes not fit to play I think Hodges would be a great back up for them to have (but doubt they’ll look to her).
Crazy how competitive the young Aussies shooters are going to make selections. I think Dwyer and Dwan should be introduced to the Australian squad environment in the next season or two. At the moment (if Austin’s injury is an ACL), I think we have another international season or so of Wood, Tippett, Bassett (if they’re all in form) and then also Koenan.Ian HarkinModeratorMay 4, 2021 at 5:43 pmPost count: 7836
Not the update you were wanting to hear 💔
Scans have confirmed that GIANTS Netball shooter Kiera Austin suffered a torn anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) in her knee in round one.
We will all #StandUnited with Kiera as she tackles an expected 12-month rehabilitation period.
— GIANTS Netball (@GIANTS_Netball) May 4, 2021TBParticipantMay 4, 2021 at 8:22 pmPost count: 232
Without knowing all the behind-the-scenes stuff (and it’s only round 1), Tbirds & Vixens IMO struggled in the WA position. Both teams could have done with the experience of Chelsea Pitman.
Mundy is going to grow into a very good player, she’s got the goods. I think it would have been handy to have someone like Pitman, to take over from half time.
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