Layton to miss international season
Friday August 10, 2012
Defender Sharni Layton will miss this year’s upcoming international season after choosing to have shoulder surgery.
The 24-year old injured a shoulder during the course of the recently completed ANZ Championship campaign with Adelaide Thunderbirds.
She decided to undergo surgery to ligaments in her left shoulder after consulting with Australian Diamonds team medical staff.
“To represent your country is an honour and it’s something that I’ve worked really hard towards this season, so not to be able to trial for selection is heart breaking,” she said.
“It was a really difficult decision to make. I didn’t want to accept the extent of the injury because I could keep playing with it strapped, but with the instability I can’t risk it; I could end up doing twice as much damage if it popped out.
“Now that I’ve made the decision I can’t look back, I’ve got to look forward so by getting it done now and getting started with the rehabilitation I can get stronger for next year.”
The Australian Diamonds play arch-rivals New Zealand, along with England and South Africa over the next couple of months.
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