Southern Steel captain remains in hospital

Netball, Southern Steel, Wendy Frew
Wendy Frew is expected to be discharged from hospital on Tuesday. Photo credit: ANZ Premiership

Southern Steel netball captain Wendy Frew remains in hospital on Tuesday after some of the players were involved in an accident in Christchurch.

Ms Frew was one of four players taken to hospital after the crash that happened just after 1pm in the suburb of Fendalton on Monday afternoon.

She underwent surgery to repair injuries to her elbow and leg and is expected to be discharged on Tuesday afternoon.

Southern Steel, Crash
The van was involved in a crash just after 1pm on Monday. Photo credit: Facebook

A Steel spokeperson told Newshub that replacement players may be called up to cover for the team's match on Wednesday night against the Mainland Tactix in Christchurch.

Police say seat belts were used by all six occupants of the van at the time of the crash.

"There is no doubt that wearing a seatbelt has contributed to reducing the severity of the injuries sustained by the vehicle occupants," sergeant Phil Bayne says.

"Without wearing seatbelts, the outcome would have been much worse. We understand that injuries sustained were minor to moderate."