AFLW finals schedule, final ladder: Daisy Pearce in race to return for Demons

Melbourne will have to go it alone without its captain against Fremantle in its qualifying final, but the question remains whether Daisy Pearce will be available if it survives. Full finals schedule.

Melbourne’s star captain Daisy Pearce will begin rehab on the damaged medial collateral ligament in her right knee in an effort to be fit for the AFLW preliminary final in a fortnight’s time should the Demons win this Saturday’s qualifying final against Fremantle.

Melbourne confirmed that Pearce injured her MCL when her knee buckled during a tackle in her side’s thrilling two-point win over Brisbane at Casey Fields.

The club said Pearce met a specialist on Monday and she would now work with the Dees’ medical team to start her rehab…

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