Bulldogs star Izzy Huntington suffers ACL injury

Western Bulldogs' Isabel Huntington. (Luke Hemer)

By Molly Magennis

Western Bulldogs AFLW key forward Izzy Huntington has suffered an ACL injury and will miss the rest of the 2022 season.

The star obtained the injury during the Dogs season opener against Melbourne on Saturday, minutes after booting the teams first goal.

Scans confirmed the 22-year-old has ruptured her right ACL graft and also has done damage to her lateral meniscus.

Huntington will undergo a surgical consult this week.

In a statement on the Bulldogs website, general manager of women’s football, Debbie Lee, said the club are devastated for Izzy.

“She is a much-loved figure at the Kennel, and everyone is well aware of her injury battles, so we’re just heartbroken for her,” she said.

“She worked extremely hard this preseason to get herself ready for this year, so it’s a real shame her 2022 campaign has been cut short.

“Izzy is a true professional though, and having been through this twice before she will know what’s required of her.

“As a club, we’ll continue to support her and the family in any way we can.”