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.