Brisbane Lions key defender Kate Lutkins will miss the remainder of the 2022 NAB AFLW season after rupturing her right ACL.

The 33-year-old sustained the injury early in the first term of Sunday’s clash against the Adelaide Crows.

The injury comes off the back of a stellar 2021 season for the key defender, where she claimed Best on Ground in the Club’s inaugural AFLW Premiership win.

Brisbane Lions Head of Women’s Football Breanna Brock said scans on Monday confirmed the Club’s concerns.

“It’s obviously difficult news for Kate and the Club, and we’ll rally around her to provide her with our full support during her recovery,” Brock said.

“Kate’s got a great support network of family and friends keeping her spirits high, and she’s already looking forward to the challenges that rehabilitation will bring.”


Scans have also confirmed that tall forward Dakota Davidson will likely miss 4-5 weeks with a foot sprain.

Davidson went down after taking a strong contested mark late in the second quarter.

“It’s an unfortunate injury for Dakota, but she’s in good spirits and we’re hoping she can tackle her rehab head on to return to play sooner rather than later,” Brock said.

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