England netball star Sasha Corbin has vowed to come back stronger than ever after injury ruled her out for the season.

Loughborough Lightning’s Corbin suffered anterior cruciate ligament damage while playing against her former club Hertforshire Mavericks in the Superleague last Saturday.

The 27-year-old joined her new club last summer and was playing in just her second game for the Lightning.

Last month she turned out for England against Australia while in 2014 she helped her country to fourth at the Commonwealth Games in Glasgow.

And while now facing up to a period of rehab, Corbin was determined not to let her spirit drop.

“I’m extremely gutted the season had to end for me this way,” she told the Loughborough Sport website.

“However I’m trying to stay positive about the situation and keep my entire focus on the future and getting back fitter and stronger.

“I will draw on the inspiration of having seen many of the greatest netballers and other athletes in the world come back from this type of injury.

“I will still be supporting Loughborough Lightning heavily from the sidelines as their biggest fan.

“I also want to thank everyone that has reached out to me personally or via social media. I feel truly cared for by our netball community. I will ride this injury rollercoaster and I promise I’ll be back to entertain you all soon.”

Sportsbeat 2016