Ten days ago, Amy Harrison replaced Chloe Logarzo in Sydney FC's W-League Grand Final triumph after the forward suffered an ankle injury.
That same injury will now see Harrison take Logarzo's spot in the Matildas camp for the Cup of Nations, completing the 22-year-old midfielder's second recovery from a serious knee injury.
The Sydney FC star will link up with the team in Sydney on Tuesday.
Harrison has seven caps for the Matildas in a young career marred by injury.
She was hopeful of competing at the 2016 Olympics, only to tear the anterior cruciate and medial collateral ligaments on her right knee.
After returning to the sport and the national team setup, she suffered the same injuries on her left knee in January last year.
She returned to the W-League in December, proving her fitness during Sydney's run to the title, and is now likely to don a Matildas shirt.
Australia will play three matches in seven days at the Cup of Nations against New Zealand, South Korea and Argentina, starting on Thursday.
The 24-year-old Logarzo didn't travel to Brisbane for the Matildas' pre-tournament camp but has been cleared of serious injury.