Netball World Cup: England’s Beth Cobden to miss tournament with knee injury

Group-mate Layla Guscoth comforts Beth Cobden

England’s Beth Cobden has suffered a severe knee ligament damage and may possibly still miss July’s Netball World Cup.

The defender ruptured her ACL playing for the Adelaide Thunderbirds of their Suncorp Abundant Netball game on Saturday.

Cobden, 26, who signed for the Australian outfit in the off season andwon Commonwealth gold with the Roses closing year,will undergo surgical operation.

“Missing her first chance to crawl to a World Cup is devastating,” said England coach Tracey Neville.

“Beth is an unprecedented athlete and her contribution to our crew over the closing four years has been influential in the success of the Roses.

“We are able to stop every thing we can to be definite she is encourage on court soon.”

Adelaide head coach Tania Obst said Cobden “will likely be overlooked” in the Thunderbirds dress for the relaxation of this season.

The extinct Manchester Command and Loughborough Lightning player has fully moral returned from 10 months out, after suffering the identical damage all by draw ofthe Superleague Huge Final in July 2018.

Cobden’s Thunderbirds and England crew-mate Chelsea Pitman turned into once also injured all by draw of her facet’s match with Melbourne Vixens, but a scan has published her calf damage will not be severe and he or she’s going to return to coaching on Wednesday.

The pair’s compatriot Natalie Haythornthwaite is but to play for NSW Swifts in Abundant Netball this length of time after suffering a hamstring damage in pre-season.

The attacker turned into once ruled out for four weeks on 2 Also can.

Roses coach Neville is on fable of of philosophize her 12-player squad for the World Cup in Liverpool on Also can 23.

England’s Chelsea Pitman (left) and Natalie Haythornthwaite in coaching all by draw of the 2018 Commonwealth Games

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