COLAC Tigers midcourter Shelley Scott appears set to miss another week with a leg injury.
Scott has struggled to overcome a mystery leg injury she suffered three weeks ago while working on a farm.
Tigers teammate and podiatrist Lauren Theodore has helped treat Scott’s injury, and Colac coaches put the star midcourter through a fitness test last night.
Defender Tahlia Jeffreys will return for tomorrow’s clash against Grovedale after overcoming illness but Tigers coach Rebecca Finn said Scott was less likely to play.
“Tahlia will be back on board, she had more of a 24-hour bug so she’ll be right to go,” Finn said.
“Shelly will have a fitness test and it’s more a matter of managing her injury to make sure it doesn’t turn into a long-term situation.”
Finn said the Tigers had an opportunity to settle their playing line-up against Grovedale at Burdoo Reserve.
“I’m looking to work with Alana Park and Kaitlyn Hammond in different roles to settle them in there; I thought that worked really well last week,” she said.
“Of course consistency through the centre will be really depend on who we’ve got and whether Shelley is available to play.
“There might be an opportunity to give one of the kids a chance to play in A Grade.”
The Tigers’ B Grade team sits third on the ladder and appears finals bound.
Finn said qualifying players in the B Grade team had reduced the Tigers’ ability to expose junior players to A Grade netball this season.
“A lot of our juniors who are up to playing A or B Grade have been used in B Grade,” she said.
“B Grade will be in the finals so it’s a matter of managing those players, the kids can’t play three matches on a Saturday, so it’s a bit of a catch 22 as far as that goes.”
In other GFL netball matches, Lara plays St Josephs, Leopold takes on South Barwon, and Bell Park battles Newtown and Chilwell.
North Shore hosts St Marys and Geelong West-St Peters plays St Albans.