Huntington Out For The Year

Young Bulldog Ruptures ACL

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The Western Bulldogs’ reigning No.1 AFL Women’s draft pick Isabel Huntington will miss the rest of the season due to a knee injury.

The forward ruptured the anterior cruciate ligament in her right knee against the Brisbane Lions on the weekend and will now require a reconstruction.

Huntington, 18, has already endured a previous knee reconstruction.

Dogs coach Paul Groves said the club would fully support Huntington in her recovery.

“Everyone at the club is really hurting for ‘Izzy’,” 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.”