Loughborough Lightning and England star defender Ama Agbeze has said her team mate for club and country Sasha Corbin will come back stronger than ever.
Corbin injured her anterior cruciate ligament while playing for Lightning in their defeat to Hertfordshire Mavericks earlier this month.
Sky Sports Netball spoke to Agbeze about Corbin and you can read the whole interview on their website here:
After a narrow 49-44 defeat at the hands of Hertfordshire Mavericks on Saturday, we caught up with Lightning Head Coach Karen Atkinson to reflect on the result.
“We always knew it was going to be a hard fought game. We didn’t start well which is an area that we need to look at. The game was pretty error ridden which shows the defensive pressure being applied by both teams.
“There were some positive elements of play which showed what we are capable of, both in attack and defence, but not for long enough periods. We need to look at the times when we went ahead and identify what prevented us from pulling away.
“Congratulations to Mavericks who dug deep and finished the match well. It is exciting for Loughborough Lightning and the league in general that such quality to the wire matches are being contested this early in the season.
“We now need to learn lessons quickly from this game in order to perform more consistently in our double header at home next weekend against Dragons and Thunder”.
Sasha Corbin’s season-ending injury will be a big blow for the Lightning Squad but they’ll look to bounce back this weekend.
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England mid-courter Sasha Corbin has been ruled out for the remainder of the 2016 Vitality Netball Superleague season after suffering an ACL injury during Loughborough Lightning’s Round 2 clash with Hertfordshire Mavericks.
The popular Corbin tumbled in the third quarter, during the match which pitted her new side against her former Superleague team. After several minutes of treatment, she was helped off court to generous applause.
It had been a great start to the year for the elder Corbin sister, making her 56th England appearance and impressing during the early stages of the domestic season.
She will now enter a period of rehabilitation and will be supported by the England Netball medical team throughout this process.
Reflecting on her injury, Corbin said:
“I’m extremely gutted the season had to end for me this way. I will still be supporting Loughborough Lightning heavily from the sidelines as their biggest fan.
“I’m staying positive about the situation keeping my entire focus on the future and getting back fitter and stronger.”
She added: “I know I’m in the best hands and have a fantastic medical team to support me through this difficult time. Unfortunately my parents are away but I have had a huge rock in my sister. She is the best sister in the world, looking after me around her hectic schedule.”
“I will draw on inspiration having seen many of the greatest netballers in the world come back from this type of injury.
“I just want to thank everyone that has reached out to me personally or via social media. I feel truly cared for by our netball community. I will ride this injury rollercoaster and I promise I’ll be back to entertain you all soon.
I undergo surgery next week.”
Everybody at England Netball and everyone involved in the Vitality Netball Superleague would like to extend their best regards to Sasha and wish her the speediest of recoveries.