Richmond wing, Hannah Burchell will miss the remainder of the 2022 AFLW season after scans confirmed a ruptured ACL in her left knee.

Burchell was injured in the third quarter of Saturday’s 17-point loss to the Bulldogs at Whitten Oval.

The 26-year-old has been a regular senior player for Richmond since joining the Club from Geelong as a delisted free agent prior to the 2020 season.

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Hannah Burchell is the latest to succumb to another cruel injury after appearing to hurt her knee.

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Richmond Head of Women’s Football, Kate Sheahan said the Club would rally around the popular midfielder.

"Serious injuries are always hard to take, and we are incredibly disappointed for Hannah," she said.

"We will support 'Burch' as best we can, and she has the entire football club behind her for the full timeline of her recovery and rehabilitation.

"Hannah is a great person to have around the Club and even while injured, she will continue to have an impact on the group with her uplifting personality.

"We are wishing her all the best for her recovery."

Utility Laura McClelland will also miss the remainder of the season after sustaining an ankle syndesmosis injury in the second quarter of yesterday’s game.

McClelland, 20, has played 11 games for the Tigers as both a forward and defender since being selected with Richmond’s second selection (No. 25 overall) at the 2019 NAB AFLW Draft.

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AFLW R5: McClelland helped off field

Laura McClelland assisted off the ground after being twisted in this tackle.

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"We are incredibly disappointed for 'L-Mac', who has worked really hard throughout the offseason to establish herself in the senior team," Sheahan said.

"Injuries are an unfortunate part of football and L-Mac is another player that we as a football program and club will wrap our arms around."

Richmond AFLW player Laura McClelland is embraced by Kate Sheahan after the 2022 AFLW Round 5 match against the Western Bulldogs at VU Whitten Oval (Photo by Michael Willson/AFL Photos)

Midfielder Kate Dempsey will be assessed during the week for her own ankle injury suffered late in Sunday’s match but is likely to still feature against North Melbourne.

Richmond AFLW player Kate Dempsey leaves the field injured during the 2022 AFLW Round 5 match against the Western Bulldogs at VU Whitten Oval (Photo by Michael Willson/AFL Photos)