Crows co-captain Chelsea Randall will miss the 2020 AFLW season after tearing her Anterior Cruciate Ligament at Adelaide’s first training session of the pre-season.
Randall’s right knee gave way whilst changing direction during a training drill on Monday night.
Scans on Tuesday confirmed the injury and the 28-year-old is likely to have surgery in coming days.
Crows General Manager of Football Administration Phil Harper said the Club will provide the utmost support to Randall.
“We are shattered for Chelsea, she’s obviously been our captain and an integral part of our Club since the Women’s team was established in 2016,” Harper said.
“We will make sure Chelsea has the best medical and rehabilitation support available so that she can be fit for the 2021 AFLW season.
“We all know how tough and courageous Chelsea is, so we know she will get through this and will still play an important part in our 2020 AFLW season.”