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Gloyn's Rio hockey hopes ended by injury

NZ NewswireNZ Newswire 20/05/2016

Black Sticks midfielder Shiloh Gloyn's hopes of Olympic hockey selection are over after seriously injuring her knee this week.

Gloyn damaged a cruciate ligament while training in Manawatu, leaving her requiring surgery which will sideline her for at least six months.

The 29-Test international was devastated her chance of competing at the August Games in Rio had ended.

"It's pretty upsetting but I'm not the first get an injury like this and won't be the last," she said.

"I'm lucky through the Black Sticks programme to have a great doctor, physio and support staff who will help me every step of the way, even while the girls are away gunning for a medal in Rio."

Gloyn, 26, featured in the series win in Argentina earlier this year, along with two subsequent home Tests against Canada.

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