Injury update on George Fisher

George Fisher has been ruled out of the 2023 ANZ Premiership season with Southern Steel after picking up a serious knee injury.

Results from medical imaging has revealed that the 24-year-old shooter ruptured her ACL and suffered an associated fracture during her side’s pre-season game against NSW Swifts on Saturday.

“It’s very tough news,” Fisher said. “It is going to be hard but I’m just taking it one day at a time and seeing how my body deals with everything.

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“This is my first major injury – I have had little niggles here and there but nothing like this. The reality is when you play sport you always know that injury is a very present risk.

“Right now, my main focus is just walking again! I will be setting small goals along the line that are maintainable and achievable.”

“I have an amazing support team here with the girls and my family at home in England are always calling to chat. My partner (Southland Sharks basketballer Brayden Inger) has also been a huge help with running around after me and quite literally carrying me around.”

Vitality Roses Head Coach Jess Thirlby commented: “It’s so sad to hear of George’s injury and so close to the start of the ANZ season starting where George has enjoyed two incredible seasons with her Steel team. It’s devastating timing and our thoughts are with George as she comes to terms with the news and starts her journey back to court.

“She is a much-loved member of any team she is in and the game will miss seeing her out on court but I have no doubt she’ll give rehab her all.

“Myself and all of the Roses family wish her our full support on her road to recovery.”

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