WARRNAMBOOL midcourter Siobhan Sefton will be sidelined for this weekend’s clash with Camperdown as she waits to find out the extent of a wrist injury.
The Blues centre is in plaster until next Thursday, when she will have an X-ray that should provide her with a prognosis on the injury sustained in last weekend’s win against Port Fairy.
“I had an X-ray on Sunday but it was too swollen for the doctors to see whether it was broken or fractured,” she said.
“I’ve got to have another X-ray next week and they’ll be able to tell whether it’s fractured or not.
“I’ve got it in plaster until next Thursday.”
It means she is an exclusion for Warrnambool’s second-versus-third clash with the undefeated Camperdown today, which Blues assistant coach Kate Kearney last weekend described as a massive out for the Blues.
Sefton also expects to be sidelined for next weekend’s match against North Warrnambool Eagles, contributing to what was already going to be an interrupted season for the athletic midcourter.
“I’m going overseas in June for three-and-a-half weeks,” she said.
“If it is fractured, that could take me out until I go away, so I could be out for a while.”
The midcourter sustained the injury while attempting an intercept in the last quarter of the encounter with the Seagulls.
“I fell down off Nicole Dwyer’s back and landed on both wrists,” she said.
“I hit my head and had some grazes on my chin but I was lucky enough to put my hands out in time.”
After cleaning up some blood, she played out the match.
“My wrist was sore at the time but there was only five minutes left,” she said.
“I was in lots of pain (after the game) on Saturday so I thought I should get it checked out.”
With Sefton out, the Blues have the option of swinging Marlie Boyd into centre.