The Australian goal attack Natalie Medhurst has been ruled out of the two-Test netball series in New Zealand starting next week.
Medhurst had her appendix out last night and will now focus on being fit for the home Test series next month against the New Zealand and England.
She joins the captain on a swelling injury list with Sharelle McMahon ruled out for the season after surgery on her left knee.
Caitlin Thwaites from the Melbourne Vixens will replace Medhurst.
The first test is in Christchurch on Wednesday week and the second's in Auckland on Saturday week.