Keely Froling will play Sunday after chin injury

December 8, 2021 | Sydney Flames news

In the late stages of the Flames vs UC Capitals game, Keely Froling and Kelsey Griffin collided on a play. Leaving both injured. 

Froling got away with a cut chin while Griffin had to be taken off the court with severe bleeding from her nose. The team announced Tuesday that she suffered nasal and orbital fractures and will miss the rematch this weekend in Canberra. 

The Bryden Sydney Uni Flames big and recently announced Opal, Keely Froling will be available for the rematch this weekend in Canberra. On Sunday the Flames lost 55-58 to the Capitals, and in such a close loss the Flames should be motivated to close out this game as revenge. 

Flames media caught up with Froling to update fans on her status and her recovery from it. Froling confirmed she will play Sunday against the Caps and only has “a couple of stitches” in her chin. 


“It has been fine,” she told Flames media. 

“I obviously came off a lot better than poor Kelsey [Griffin]. I’ve been training and we’ll get the stitches out when they are ready.” 

Froling said that the injury didn’t hurt on the night.

“When I’m playing, I don’t tend to feel much pain,” she said. 

“I didn’t even know I was bleeding until Shyla [Heal] told me. It was a little bit stingy after but just a couple of stitches, nothing too major.” 

Froling felt bad after the collision as they are best friends, they were teammates with the UC Caps 2019 championship run. 

“Kelsey [Griffin] is actually one of my best friends so I felt really bad about what happened,” she said. 

“She’s obviously in a bit of pain and has a few injuries so I’m really sad and disappointed for her. Hopefully, she’ll be on the mend pretty quick and hopefully she will be able to play in that third game (Flames vs UC Capitals, February 2nd in Canberra).”


Given the disappointing result, Froling says this week gives the Flames a chance at revenge 

“Obviously, a bit of revenge. We didn’t play how we wanted to play on Sunday,” she said. 

“We’ve had training this week, we’ve watched film and gone over a lot of things we need to work on so we are ready to go out there and have a second chance at them.”  


On Sunday, December 12th at 5 pm the Sydney Uni Flames will take on the UC Capitals in Canberra. You can stream it live and free with Kayo Freebies.