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Silver Ferns defender Temalisi Fakahokotau has torn her ACL


Silver Ferns defender Temalisi Fakahokotau might be spending a while on the sidelines after she ruptured the anterior cruciate ligament in her right knee during training.

Fakahokotau, will be replaced in the squad by Michaela Sokolich-Beatson.

We're hoping this doesn't damage her chances of playing in the World Cup next year!

Coach Noeline Taurua said it was a big blow to lose the Mainland Tactix star, who will not only miss the Quad Series but the rest of the international season as well.

"Temalisi is an outstanding player both on and off the court and the loss of her defensive energies will be missed by the team," Taurua said.

The Silver Ferns open their Quad Series account against England on Saturday.

Maybe while she's recovering she can play for The Edge social netball team!? Lol