11 Oct 2011

Injured Diamonds captain set to return for clash with Silver Ferns

7:29 am on 11 October 2011

The injured Australian netball captain Natalie von Bertouch will be sidelined until a world championship re-match against New Zealand later this month.

Von Bertouch missed Australia's opening 62-47 win over England in Newcastle, and will be sidelined for the remaining two Tests, on Wednesday night in Canberra and Sunday afternoon in Sydney.

She suffered a stress-related injury to her foot at a Diamonds training camp and is still wearing a moon boot.

The 28-year-old, widely-rated as the world's best centre, will return for Australia's three-match series against the Silver Ferns, who they beat by a goal in extra time of the world championship decider in Singapore in July.

The first game is on October the 23rd in Perth.