Wilson desperate for quick return

BENDIGO Spirit guard Kelly Wilson has been cleared to resume training.

The Opals squad member suffered a slight concussion after she copped an accidental elbow to the head in the Spirit's win over Dandenong last Saturday night.

She underwent tests in hospital on Sunday and missed the Spirit's double overtime thriller against the Melbourne Boomers.

After two days of rest, Wilson said her doctor had given her the green light to return to training on Thursday.

"I'm feeling much better now,'' Wilson said.

"I'll train on Thursday and see how I go, but the plan is to play on Saturday against Logan."

Wilson has some recollection of the incident that led to the head injury.

"I went up for a rebound and someone's elbow got me with a direct blow to the temple,'' Wilson said.

"It was just one of things. I had a fair lump on my temple, but it's just turned into a bruise now.

"I've had a couple of day on the couch and now I'm really keen to get back into it."

Wilson said the season-ending injury to team-mate Elyse Penaluna hadn't sunk in yet.

"It's extremely disappointing for Elyse and for the team... it's hard to believe, really,'' Wilson said.

"She's a huge part of what we are trying to achieve.

"I'm sure she'll be back in 12 months time. She's only young and she's a very good player."

The Spirit plays Logan Thunder on Saturday night at Bendigo Stadium in the final home and away game of the season. 

Star point guard Kristi Harrower is unlikely to play after she injured her ankle against the Boomers.

Harrower's main focus is to be fit for the semi-final clash with the Dandenong Rangers in Bendigo on February 23.

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