The Queensland Firebirds have been dealt an injury blow ahead of Sunday's clash with Sunshine Coast Lightning as Laura Geitz has been ruled out with a back injury.
Geitz underwent scans this morning after aggravating her lower back at training on Tuesday.
"It's disappointing she's not available for this weekend at our first home game of the season against Lightning," said coach Roselee Jencke.
"Everyone has to do their job and play their role - a concerted effort from every player as a team is what I want from the girls," said Jencke.
Geitz is being guided by the advice of the team doctor to increase her availability for next week when they face the Melbourne Vixens.