Thunderbirds recruit Cathrine Tuivaiti unlikely for 2018 with knee injury

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Adelaide Thunderbirds' prized recruit Cathrine Tuivaiti is unlikely to play in the next Super Netball season because of a knee injury.

The Thunderbirds announced the signing of the former New Zealand international Tuivaiti last Wednesday, five days after the goal shooter injured a knee in her last game for Central Pulse in NZ.

Scans have shown Tuivaiti ruptured her anterior cruciate ligament and requires a knee reconstruction, the Thunderbirds said on Tuesday.