22 Aug 2013

Cullen in doubt for Silver Ferns

6:39 am on 22 August 2013

The Silver Ferns defender Kayla Cullen is in doubt for the Constellation Cup series against Australia after being forced out of the World Youth Netball Championships with a knee injury.

Cullen's withdrawn from the under-21 side and is travelling back to New Zealand from Glasgow.

Her injury will be assessed by Netball New Zealand medical staff on her return, but with the Silver Ferns squad due to be named on Friday, Cullen's unlikely to prove her fitness in time.

The Canterbury Tactix player Kirsten Hurley will replace Cullen in the New Zealand under-21 team and will join the 11 remaining players in Glasgow.