Lauren Tait has been ruled out of the 2021 Vitality Netball Superleague season after sustaining a knee injury during Scotland camp.
The Goal Defender joined Storm from Strathclyde Sirens ahead of the new campaign.
Lauren has started her recovery and will be around the team for the duration of the season.
Ashleigh Jay has been promoted to a full Training Partner as a result of this injury.
Mikki Austin said: “We are obviously devastated for Lauren and committed to seeing her through her rehab to ensure her long term goals in both VNSL and the Scottish Thistles still remain achievable.
“Already on the road to recovery and working hard on her rehab, Lauren is still a firm part of all aspects within the Storm group.
“We are however, excited to elevate Ashleigh up into the Training partner position, a committed and dogged athlete who continues to develop week on week, we look forward to seeing Ashleigh continue to progress throughout 2021.”