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‘It was the perfect ending’: 14 months on sideline worth the wait for Proud, Swifts

It took 420 days but Maddy Proud returned to Super Netball in style on Sunday, when the Swifts beat the Giants.

The Swifts skipper suffered a devastating ACL injury 14 months ago, and subsequently missed the team’s run to the Super Netball title, on the same court she made her return on last weekend.

“Let’s just say it wasn’t the perfect beginning. But it was the perfect ending when we won the game,” Proud said. “We’re just so excited to get out there, on court. Obviously it’s been a long time and to have gone full circle and ended up on the same court where [the injury] happened was pretty special. Can’t wait to keep going from here.”

Now the longest wait of her netball career is over, Proud and the Swifts can turn her attention to the West Coast Fever.

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