Stewart out for season

Perth Glory Women’s goal keeper Kate Stewart has been ruled out for the remainder of the inaugural Westfield W-League season with a knee injury.

Perth Glory Women-s goal keeper Kate Stewart has been ruled out for the remainder of the inaugural Westfield W-League season with a knee injury.

Stewart, signed by the Glory as their number one goalkeeper, first felt the injury in the club-s opening fixture against Sydney FC.

“I'm not exactly sure how I did it, but it started to hurt after the first game and then it has just got progressively worse since then,” said Stewart from her Queensland home.

“It is an injury that can just happen when crouching and twisting so sometimes you don't even notice when it first happens until you train or play on it,” she said.

Scans revealed that Stewart has torn the lateral meniscus in her right knee and has undergone an arthroscope to clean up the damaged area.

“I am so disappointed to be missing the rest of the season, I was really looking forward to the match experience as well as the travel and getting to know the girls,” said Stewart.

“I found it pretty hard to watch the (round 3) match against Melbourne on TV knowing that I should have been there.” The Glory will place Stewart on the long term injury list, allowing the club to recruit a replacement player to challenge current incumbent Maya Diederichsen for a place in between the posts.

Glory coach Nicola Williams has been sifting through a number talented ‘keepers, both local and interstate, to replace Stewart for the remaining five matches of the W-League season.

Glory next match will be a clash against Canberra United at Members Equity Stadium.

Next Match: Perth Glory Women v Canberra United Women Saturday 30 November, 2008 at Members Equity Stadium Kick off 4.00pm (AWDT)

Adult tickets $5.00 U16-s - Free. Available at the gate