A pained Clare McKimmie is probably feeling the spread of this coronavirus more than most around Launceston.
Not only over the netballer turned Launceston General Hospital pharmacist standing tall on the frontline of the battle against the pandemic.
It has left McKimmie again somewhat isolated from her Northern Hawks teammates.
"They ask how it's all going there, but knowing catching up for coffee is not that easy any more for me," she said.
"They do probably know a little bit more considering in the community you are classified an essential health care worker out there."
The 2018 premiership star could not have possibly be aware of all of the drama set to unfold over the next 18 months while she was full of smiles celebrating the team's State League grand final win.
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Just three matches into the Hawks' title defence and one year ago to nearly the day, an ACL knee injury curtailed McKimmie's season early.
The drama did not stop there after surgery was postponed until the week leading into the 2019 grand final loss against derby rival Cavaliers.
McKimmie slowly worked into the preseason this year since before COVID-19 put a sudden halt to assembling back with teammates again.
But the bubbly 25-year-old remains adamant that she's not only doing it tough.
"My teammates have been very supportive through the whole process of doing my knee, then having my surgery and coming back with my rehab," McKimmie said.
"So for me, this is a bump in my rehab not being able to train quite the same as if you're in that team environment with the girls.
"I think for all of us and not just for me, we're each all doing our own. I'm doing rehab and for the others, they are doing home programs with home gyms with hope that the season is still alive."
The return to the court was not ever expected to be any sooner than May anyway, but the longer the virus spreads rather than dissipates will only extend the waiting time for the utility at either end.
McKimmie is staunchly optimistic that further delays aside, she could be in a better place with a full recovery.
Should Netball Tasmania tear up the draw and finally scrap the season, McKimmie would have played just those opening three rounds of 2019 in the space of 30 months.
"My physio at the moment thinks I am in a good position where I am at not being able to do the court-specific drills and movements," she said.
"I also think it could be a detriment, but I wouldn't say it would put me in a better or worst position. I'm still in a period that is a bit unknown."
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