Ferns striker Emma Rolston working back to fitness after mystery back injury

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Football Ferns striker Emma Rolston says the cause of her back injury remains a mystery three weeks after leaving the pitch distressed when playing against South Korea.

“I couldn’t move properly. I couldn’t run,” she said. “I just couldn’t move at all.”

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Since the November 12 injury, physio and coaching staff at the Wellington Phoenix and Ferns have been co-ordinating their efforts to help Rolston recover.

She has missed the two opening Phoenix fixtures in the women’s A-League but hopes to be with the squad for Sunday’s match away to Melbourne Victory.

“Obviously my goal is to be playing this weekend if possible; if not this weekend, definitely next weekend,” she said at a midweek media conference.

“I would love to be out on the field and make my debut for the Phoenix.”

Rolston said she suffered a similar injury about three years ago but still has no clarity as to its cause.

“I thought I’d broken my back,” she said.

Fixture

Game to be played on Sunday December 4

Melbourne Victory v Wellington Phoenix
Epping Stadium, Melbourne, 6pm (NZT)

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