West Coast Fever defensive midcourter Shannon Eagland made her return to the court yesterday in a pre-season match against the Australian Diamonds.
It was only last year she ruptured her ACL in her left knee in the opening five minutes of the match against the Melbourne Vixens.
In her return to the court, she played for three quarters.
The 27-year-old said she was excited to get back on the court.
“I was jumping out of my skin to be honest,” Eagland said.
“I had a few pre game nerves, a little bit more than the few training match plays I have had.
“I saw today as removing the training wheels, which you definitely have to do when you play the best team in the world, but we definitely built throughout the game so it was a good hitout,” she said.
Luckily for Eagland, the Commonwealth Games has pushed the Super Netball season back by two and a half months, giving her extra time to get her fitness up.
However, she will have to battle club MVP Jess Anstiss for her wing defence position.
Fever will face the Diamonds again today before three more pre-season matches against Giants Netball, NSW Swifts and the England Roses.