The Melbourne Vixens offence has suffered a blow with the news that goal attack, Tegan Philip, will miss the 2016 ANZ Championship after scans on Sunday confirmed a ruptured anterior cruciate ligament (ACL).
Philip was carried from the court after injuring her left knee in the final minutes of the Vixens pre-season match against the Adelaide Thunderbirds in Shepparton on Saturday night.
The star shooter was set to embark on her seventh season, but remained positive about her situation.
“Unfortunately, injuries like these are a part of the game and I’ve now got to focus on my rehab and doing what I can to assist the team from the sidelines,” Philip said.
Philip will undergo surgery in Melbourne and will complete her rehab at the Victorian Institute of Sport with the full support of Netball Victoria, the Melbourne Vixens medical staff and her teammates.
The Vixens will play the NSW Swifts in Round 1 of the ANZ Championships on 4 April.
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