The Adelaide Thunderbirds have confirmed Beth Cobden ruptured her ACL on Saturday against the Melbourne Vixens.
Scans have confirmed that Cobden has ruptured her left anterior cruciate ligament and will require surgery.
The 26-year-old will miss the remainder of the 2019 season.
Cobden becomes the second player this season to suffer an ACL injury after Collingwood Magpie co-captain Madi Browne ruptured her ACL in pre-season.
“We are saddened by the news regarding Beth’s season-ending injury and our priority right now is supporting Beth and ensuring she is okay,” General Manager – Adelaide Thunderbirds and Elite Pathways Melody Cooper said.
“Beth possesses amazing strength and will overcome this challenge.
“We love the contagious attitude Beth brings to the club and our focus is now on providing her the best recovery and rehabilitation.”
Head coach Tania Obst said that Beth will be missed in the Thunderbirds dress this season.
“We are all devastated that Beth will be unable to compete on the court for the remainder of the season,” she said.
The Thunderbirds are currently working to secure a replacement and will make an announcement in the coming days.