Collingwood’s Jordan Membrey is the latest AFLW player to suffer a serious knee injury, with the Magpies confirming the forward will miss the rest of the season.
- Membrey ruptured the ACL in her left knee during the Magpies’ win over the Demons
- Geelong’s Olivia Purcell suffered the same injury in the Cats’ loss to the Tigers on Friday night
- The Bulldogs expect to lose Deanna Berry for the rest of the season because of a knee injury
The 25-year-old went down in the third quarter of the ladder-leading Magpies’ thumping 35-point victory over Melbourne at Victoria Park on Sunday.
Scans on Monday revealed Membrey ruptured the anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) in her left knee.
“The whole program is heartbroken for Jordy,” Collingwood women’s sport general manager Jane Woodlands-Thompson said in a statement.
“In true Jordy nature, she remains in good spirits and is determined to contribute to the campaign in another capacity.”
After a relatively quiet season on the injury front throughout the league, the loss of Membrey adds to that of Geelong star Olivia Purcell, who also ruptured her ACL in round five.
The Cats young gun suffered the major setback in the second quarter of her side’s 37-point loss to Richmond on Friday night.
And while the Western Bulldogs are yet to confirm a diagnosis, the club is resigned to losing Deanna Berry for the rest of the season.
The 22-year-old left the field with a knee injury in the final quarter against Greater Western Sydney on Saturday, taking some of the shine off the Bulldogs’ impressive 25-point win.