ISABEL Huntington has escaped serious damage to her reconstructed right knee and is on track to play AFLW in 2019, with scans showing her ACL is still intact.
The Dogs feared the worst when Huntington injured her knee at training on Saturday, but the highly talented 19-year-old will not need a third knee reconstruction.
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She first tore her left ACL in an under-18 All Stars match in September 2016 and her right ACL in round two of the 2018 AFLW season in February.
A minor knee sprain is the official diagnosis, with Huntington on orders to gradually ease back to exercise and full training pencilled in for after Christmas.
The key forward was drafted with the first pick of the 2017 NAB AFLW Draft despite not having played a game in over a year while recovering from her first knee reconstruction.
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"It's a massive relief to know that I haven't injured my ACL again," Huntington told westernbulldogs.com.au.
"Going through the emotions was a little overwhelming, so hearing that there was no major damage to my knee was great.
"I'll be taking a conservative approach to training and working really closely with our strength and conditioning staff to make sure I can get the most out of my pre-season.
"I'm really grateful for the support I've received from the club and our supporters over the past few days and I can't wait to continue my training ahead of next season."