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West Coast Fever wing defence Shannon Eagland ruptures ACL

Shannon Eagland of the Fever passes the ball during the round three Super Netball match between the Fever and the Firebirds at Perth Arena on March 3, 2017 in Perth, Australia. (Photo by Paul Kane/Getty Images)
Shannon Eagland of the Fever passes the ball during the round three Super Netball match between the Fever and the Firebirds at Perth Arena on March 3, 2017 in Perth, Australia. (Photo by Paul Kane/Getty Images)Picture: Getty Images

West Coast Fever wing defence Shannon Eagland’s season is over after confirmation she has ruptured the anterior cruciate ligament in her left knee.

Eagland went down about five minutes into Fever’s loss to the Melbourne Vixens last Saturday and will have surgery next week before starting her long rehabilitation.

The club is searching for a suitable long-term replacement for the Victorian, who was recruited as a specialist wing defence.

Fever have had a horror 0-4 start to Suncorp Super Netball and face the NSW Swifts at HBF Stadium on Friday night.

Eagland, 26, is at the club on a two-year deal.

“Shannon’s approach to her training, preparation and play epitomises professionalism and I am certain this attitude will transfer to her rehabilitation,” Fever executive officer Tamara Sheppard said.

“She is an invaluable member of our club, both on and off the court, and will continue to play a significant role for the team as she works hard to return as soon as her body and rehabilitation process allows.”

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