Against all odds, Football Fern Hannah Wilkinson is back in the national side after tearing her right anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) in October last year.

The Northland-born striker, with 25 goals from 87 A internationals, overcame a near-impossible task of making April's Football Ferns squad announcement for the women's football world cup in France this year.

In what was her second ACL break of her career, Wilkinson, 26, suffered the injury on October 4, playing for Swedish club Vittsjo GIK. ACL tears often take about 12 months to heal but with only seven months up her sleeve, Wilkinson was obsessive

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