Queensland Women’s State of Origin captain Karina Brown suffered a broken jaw in her SEQ Women’s game on Sunday, but after having undergone a successful surgery she is vowing to be ready to return to the field to play for the Sydney Roosters in this year’s inaugural NRL Women’s premiership.
Turning out for the Easts Tigers in their 22-4 win over Souths Logan in their Division 1 game; Brown broke her jaw in two places after going after a ball and colliding awkwardly with an opposition player in the final two minutes of the game.
“My season is still in my hands at this point and I have my sights set on the WNRL premiership and playing for the mighty @sydneyroosters in September,” she wrote on her Instagram page (post below).
Brown, who skippered the Harvey Norman Queensland Women's team in this year’s inaugural Women’s State of Origin match, thanked her partner, family, friends, team-mates and opposing players for their support throughout her ordeal and praised the work of the medical staff to get her on the road to recovery.
Everyone at the QRL is wishing her a smooth and speedy recovery.