Injury scare for Colac netballer ahead of nationals

State netballer Zara Walters is nursing an injured wrist.

State 17-and-under netball coach Mel Savage says Colac Tigers product Zara Walters will be fit to represent Victoria, despite a massive injury scare ahead of the national carnival.

Walters is currently wearing a cast after fracturing a wrist training with her Victorian teammates for the 2020 National Netball Championships in April.

Savage said officials feared the worst for the talented Colac utility when she went down in a match simulation session earlier this month.

But Savage, who also mentors Walters with her school commitments at Geelong Grammar and with state league outfit Geelong, said they breathed a sigh of relief after learning the damage was only minor.

Walters, 16, earned her first state selection for the national tournament in Tasmania after a breakout season in the Victorian Netball League 19-and-under competition and with the Colac Tigers’ A Grade side in 2019.

“She’s got a slight fracture in her wrist, so she’s in a fibreglass cast for three more weeks,” Savage said.

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