WATCH: Phoenix midfielder Grace Wisnewski on her road to recovery

Ferns midfielder Grace Wisnewski has shared the story of her season-ending ACL injury and her road to recovery with women’s A-League club Wellington Phoenix.

Wisnewski (21) suffered her serious knee injury in November 2023, when she fell awkwardly while tackling a Brisbane Roar player at Wellington’s Sky Stadium.

“As soon as I got up and started walking, I was like ‘oh yeah it’s not fine’,” she recalls.

Main photo: Grace Wisnewski is helped from the pitch after injuring her knee.

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Since then, she’s undergone a slow rehabilitation process with the support of Phoenix medical staff, using facilities at the NZ Campus of Innovation and Sport, where the club is based.

She’s sharing her story through video. Here’s the first episode …

Watch episode 1: Road to Recovery

Special feature: Understanding the impact of ACL injuries

Friends of Football writer Joan Grey researched ACL injuries before the 2023 FIFA Women’s World Cup after a series of such injuries to top women players. Here’s her two-part feature …

Part One: Solving the mystery

Part Two: How to reduce the risks

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