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Cambage set to return from Achilles injury for Australia

Liz Cambage recalled to Australia squad, set to return from Achilles injury against Japan

Cambage set to return from Achilles injury for Australia

MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) -- Star center Liz Cambage has been including in the Australian women's basketball squad for a three-game series against Japan next week, when she is expected to return to national duties nine months after rupturing her Achilles.

The 23-year-old Cambage, who missed last year's world championships, is pushing for selection for next month's Olympic qualifying series against New Zealand.

Australia coach Brendan Joyce on Monday said "It's a bonus to have her available for the series against Japan, but the focus is to have her on court against New Zealand -- we'll ease her into it."

Cambage was contracted to the WNBA's Tulsa Shock when she was injured in an exhibition against the United States in Paris last September.


Updated : 2021-09-19 10:18 GMT+08:00