Hockey Australia today confirms Kalindi Commerford has been forced to withdraw from the Hockeyroos’ 18-member 2018 Women’s World Cup team due to injury.
Mollymook midfielder Commerford sustained a hamstring injury in Sunday morning’s (AEST) 1-1 draw with New Zealand in the first quarter and played no further part in the match.
Following medical consultation, it has been confirmed that Commerford has sustained a grade two hamstring tear and has been ruled out of the remainder of the World Cup.
She will be replaced in the 18-member team by Cabarita Beach forward Savannah Fitzpatrick, who has been with the team in London on standby.
Australia are due to play Argentina in the World Cup quarter-finals at 5:15am AEST on Thursday LIVE on FOX SPORTS.
The winner of the Australia-Argentina quarter-final will play either the Netherlands (ranked 1st), England (ranked 2nd) or South Korea (ranked 9th) in the semi-finals.
Australia’s Women’s Hockey World Cup Schedule (all times AEST):
Sunday 22 July 5am – Australia 3 def Japan 2
Tuesday 24 July 11pm – Australia 0 drew with Belgium 0
Sunday 29 July 5am – Australia 1 drew with New Zealand 1
Thursday 2 August 5:15am – Australia v Argentina
Saturday 4 August TBC – Semi-finals
Sunday/Monday 5/6 August 11pm/1:30am – Bronze medal/Gold medal match
Australia’s Women’s Hockey World Cup team:
Athlete (Hometown, State)
Jocelyn Bartram (Albury, NSW)
Kristina Bates (Port Melbourne, VIC)
Edwina Bone (Orange, NSW) *Plays for ACT
Kalindi Commerford (Mollymook, NSW) *Plays for ACT (withdrawn due to injury)
Madison Fitzpatrick (Cabarita Beach, NSW) *Plays for QLD
Savannah Fitzpatrick (Cabarita Beach, NSW) *Plays for QLD
Emily Hurtz (Sydney, NSW) *Plays for VIC
Jodie Kenny (Wamuran, QLD)
Stephanie Kershaw (Townsville, QLD)
Rachael Lynch (Warrandyte, VIC)
Ambrosia Malone (Burleigh, QLD)
Karri McMahon (Berri, SA)
Georgina Morgan (Armidale, NSW)
Kaitlin Nobbs (Newington, NSW)
Brooke Peris (Darwin, NT)
Kathryn Slattery (South Stirling, WA)
Emily Smith (Crookwell, NSW)
Grace Stewart (Gerringong, NSW)
Renee Taylor (Everton Park, QLD)