Talented Geelong forward Olivia Barber will face a challenging run into her second AFLW season after she tore her PCL playing in the VFLW last weekend.
Scans revealed the Border product avoided a torn ACL and she aims to be back for the start of pre-season training with her teammates in September.
The 19-year-old impressed in her first AFLW season with her agility and mobility at her height of 185cm a highlight.
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Barber booted three goals, including one with the first kick of her AFLW career, in her seven appearances for the Cats in 2021.
Geelong has had horrific luck with serious injuries in recent years, losing number one pick Nina Morrison to two ACLs over two seasons and Olivia Purcell to a torn ACL halfway through the 2021 campaign.
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