Three AFLW stars await knee scan results

Roger Vaughan |

Three of the AFLW’s best players could be long-term casualties after they suffered knee injuries in round one.

Western Bulldogs key position player Isabel Huntington, Collingwood co-captain Bri Davey and Brisbane’s Kate Lutkins are awaiting the results of scans.

Huntington already has undergone reconstructions on both knees and her right knee buckled on Saturday as she changed direction in the loss to Melbourne.

Davey was in tears as trainers helped her from the field with only minutes left of the win against Carlton, while Lutkins was hurt early in their loss to Adelaide, also on Sunday. 

Lutkins’ teammate Dakota Davison also went down with an ankle injury and GWS star Chloe Dalton appeared to suffer a serious shoulder injury in Sunday’s win over Gold Coast.

Knee reconstructions have been a major issue in the AFLW throughout its five-year history.

But the latest injury report showed ACL injuries were at their lowest in the league last year.