July 15, 2020 | Melbourne Boomers news

DAngelo to miss the 2020/21 WNBL Season, and Garrick recovering well

Chelsea D’Angelo will miss the 2020/21 season after tearing her Achilles tendon.

It is sad news for the Deakin Melbourne Boomers guard, Chelsea D’Angelo, who will miss up to 12 months after rupturing her Achilles tendon while training yesterday morning.

D’Angelo was being assessed fully as soon as possible, but no more details are known at this stage.

Having been at the Boomers since 2017 and set to be announced as an official signing later this week, D’Angelo had said she was, “Looking forward to just being able to get back on the court and represent the club and team I know and love.”

The club is extremely disappointed for D’Angelo but is wishing her only the best in her recovery.

In other news, Co-captain Maddie Garrick, has undergone an arthroscopy and stabilisation on her left ankle and will be on track for a return in time for the WNBL season.

“I have been managing my ankle for the last couple of years after injuring it in the Semi-finals against Perth in 2018.”

Garrick explained her reasoning for having the procedure as, in part, opportunistic given the unplanned break in basketball this year, due to COVID-19.

“With the break in the basketball calendar and being in lockdown again, it seemed to be the best time to get it sorted.”

Looking longer term, Garrick also admits it will help to set her up as best as possible for Olympic qualifiers (post WNBL season) and well into the future.