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January 24, 2013
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Long layoff for Tulloch

Jamaica's centre Kimone Tulloch - CONTRIBUTED

National senior netball representative Kimone Tulloch has been ruled out of action for over a year after damaging her anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) in her left knee during the semi-final of the Intercollegiate Championships last November.

Tulloch picked up the injury after colliding with a player from G.C. Foster College, while representing The Mico University. The versatile player has been receiving physiotherapy since picking up the injury, but was uncertain of its nature. However, due to the constant pain, she did tests recently which confirmed that she had in fact damaged her ACL.

The player will be using her time away from the sport to re-examine her overall game.

"It is not really devastating, because I had planned to take a break from the national (team)," said Tulloch.

"I love netball, but I guess too much of one thing is not good, because the game is somewhat not fun anymore and sometimes I don't have the drive to play the sport," Tulloch said.

"I still want to play for the national (team) in the future, but this injury has allowed me to take a break from the game, and also to assess my game going forward," said Tulloch.

"I also want to make sure that whenever I return to the game, I will be at my optimum best," she said.

Tulloch had her first big test for Jamaica in 2010, when she played at Commonwealth Games in Delhi, India, where the team placed fourth.

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