London 2012: GB's Alex Danson says she will be fit for Olympics

Britain's Alex Danson

Great Britain forward Alex Danson says her shoulder injury, sustained in the Olympic test event final, will not stop her competing at London 2012.

Danson, 26, collided with a defender 15 minutes from the end of GB women's 2-0 victory over Argentina on Sunday.

She said: "I knew straight away there was a problem and had a moment of 'this is it' and I was devastated.

"But I've had a scan. It's good news; I'll be back playing in a matter of weeks and I can't wait to get going."

The news will come as a boost to GB coach Danny Kerry, who admitted that injuries to Danson and Crista Cullen had "put a bit of a spanner in the works" ahead of his decision over the Olympic squad make-up.

Kerry will select his 16-strong line-up for London 2012, plus two reserves, from a squad of 28 on 18 May.

Danson, who has scored 50 goals for GB and England combined, is seen as a key part of the team's bid for success this summer.

However, she has experienced shoulder problems in the past, most notably in the run-up to the Beijing Olympics in 2008.

"The first thing that went through my head was, 'oh no not again, please not again' - I don't have the time," said Danson.

"We have great facilities at our base in Bisham Abbey and an incredible physio, which has helped, and I felt confident because I had a bit more movement than previously.

"A scan has ruled out a tear of my labrum. It's just bone bruising and I'm not going to leave any stone unturned to make sure I'm fit and healthy for the summer."

It has been an impressive few months for GB women, who, in addition to victory at the test event, won silver at the Champions Trophy in February.

"Getting to finals is an incredible experience," said Danson. "We dream every day about being in that stadium in a few months' time and hopefully being in a similar position, so to have all of this experience against the top teams is incredible for us.

"We have just under three months now to get ready and come back to the Olympics with nothing other than one goal in sight."

GB team will compete in their final pre-Olympic competition at the London Investec Cup from 5-10 June in Chiswick.

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