Australia-based Malawian netball icon Mwawi Kumwenda says she has made tremendous progress on her recovery following a knee injury she suffered earlier this year.
The Melbourne Vixens andMalawi Queens goal shooter who arrived home on Saturday for the festive season,said she is now able to walk without clutches.
“I have intensified my physiotherapy through workouts in the gym and skipping sessions.
“Next week, I will start running and probably in April I should return to the court with some light training. So, it looks good for now,” she said.
However, Mwawi cast her doubts on a quick return to action, saying: “In professional leagues they are very strict when it comes to rehabilitation and I am given a periodical programme that I have to follow. So, I won’t push it. I would rather take it easy and follow the experts’ advice.”
The gangly shooter will not be part of the Queens squad for the 2019 Netball World Cup slated for March as she is set to bounce back into action in September next year.
Mwawi, who will be in the country for three weeks, said she is excited to be back home.
“It’s good to be back home and have a good time with my family and friends,” she said.
Queens coach Griffin ‘Zagallo’ Saenda said it is good that Mwawi is making steady progress.
“It is unfortunate that she won’t be available for selection at the World Cup, but just to hear that she is on the right track is, in itself, relieving and encouraging,” he said.