Collingwood defender Ruby Schleicher will miss the remainder of the 2023 NAB AFLW Season due to a knee injury.
Scans today confirmed Schleicher ruptured her posterior cruciate ligament in her right knee during the fourth quarter of the Pies’ Round Nine match against Sydney at Henson Park on Sunday.
“As a program, we wrap our arms around Ruby who has been impacted by a significant injury which has ultimately ended her season,” Collingwood’s Head of Women’s Football Jess Burger said.
“To have worked her way back after missing the first seven rounds and to then have suffered this blow is obviously disappointing.
“The resilience that Ruby has already demonstrated this season as well as her professionalism around her preparation at the elite level gives us all great confidence that she will successfully complete the required rehabilitation and recovery.
“Ruby will continue to play a key role as a leader within our program for the remainder of the season and the entire program will continue to provide support throughout her rehabilitation and recovery period.”
Tickets are now on sale for Collingwood's Round Ten Game versus Richmond at Victoria Park this week.