Injury ends star Bulldog’s season

Injury ends star Bulldog’s season

THE Western Bulldogs have confirmed young star Isabel Huntington is the latest AFLW player to require a knee reconstruction.

The No.1 draft pick was taken from the field on a stretcher during Sunday’s clash against Brisbane after her right knee buckled under her.

Huntington missed the 2017 junior season as she recovered from a knee reconstruction. She also broke her right leg in 2015.

“Everyone at the club is really hurting for Izzy,” coach Paul Groves said.

“We saw on Sunday just how talented a player she is, kicking two goals in as many minutes, and we were all shattered to see her go down injured.

“We will fully support Izzy during this difficult time and look forward to seeing her back out there as soon as possible.”

The news came after Carlton star Brianna Davey suffered a season-ending ACL tear on Friday night.

The Bulldogs also lost young forward Daria Bannister to a season-ending knee injury in round one.

The injuries continued an alarming trend for the women’s competition.

Eight players suffered anterior cruciate ligament injuries in the lead-up to or during the inaugural AFLW season.

© AAP 2018

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