COBDEN netballer Nadine McNamara says she's made a quicker than expected recovery from a foot injury.
The 2019 Hampden league joint best and fairest winner will line up in the Bombers' defensive end for their second semi-final showdown against Warrnambool at Mortlake's D.C Farran Oval on Saturday.
McNamara was hurt in the Bombers' final home and away match with their week off for finishing atop the table coming at the ideal time.
She was relieved, saying "when you injure yourself you think of the worst-case scenario".
"I am very excited, it's worked out better than expected," she said.
"I had bone bruising on the outside of my foot and tore ligaments on the outside of my foot.
"The time frame was three to four weeks. I've had a lot of rest the past two weeks.
"I haven't done a lot. I went for my first run on Tuesday and trained on Thursday."
McNamara admitted to some discomfort at training but nothing significant enough to keep her on the sidelines.
She said the Bombers, chasing back-to-back grand final berths, were wary of the Blues, who took until the final round to secure a double chance before knocking off Koroit in the qualifying final.
"They work well as a unit and for us it's about one-on-one defensive pressure and we have to force errors early and capitalise on turnovers," McNamara said.
Cobden knows finals are a different ball game and is cautious of letting its home-and-away form dictate its mindset.
"Our focus throughout the season was to win games and we're happy with the season so far," McNamara said.
"But it means nothing when you get to finals. We're excited to step on court and represent our club and each other."
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