The Adelaide Thunderbirds have hit another hurdle this season as the club has not set a return date for shooters Cathrine Tuivaiti and Sasha Glasgow.
Tuivaiti continues her rehabilitation from a knee reconstruction while Glasgow is in the final stages of her return to play program following an ankle injury.
Tuivaiti will play for the Southern Force in the Deakin University Australian Netball League to gain court time.
“Recovering from a knee reconstruction is a process and we’re happy for it to take as long as it needs to, so Cat is ready and confident to play at this level,” coach Dan Ryan said.
Tuivaiti’s replacement player, Shimona Nelson is currently ranked fourth for most goals scored in the competition with 108.
South Australian Charlee Hodges has shown promising signs in goal attack in the first three rounds and will continue as Glasgow’s temporary replacement player.