Commonwealth Games: Black Sticks lose midfielder Tessa Jopp from Gold Coast squad

  • 27/03/2018
Tessa Jopp will miss the Commonwealth Games for medical reason.
Tessa Jopp will miss the Commonwealth Games for medical reason. Photo credit: Photosport

Midfielder Tessa Jopp has been withdrawn from the New Zealand Commonwealth Games women's hockey team for unspecified medical reasons.

She has been replaced by forward Amy Robinson, who has played 45 Tests, it was confirmed on Tuesday.

"I'm hugely disappointed for Tessa as she has been training and playing well in the lead up to the Commonwealth Games, but our top priority is Tessa's welfare and I fully support the decision that the medical team has made," coach Mark Hager said in a statement.

No details of the medical reasons were offered.

The Black Sticks open their Commonwealth Games campaign against Scotland at the Gold Coast Games on April 5.

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