Injury update: Star Cat set to play, Roo facing a test

GEELONG key forward Phoebe McWilliams is expected to take her place for Saturday's match against Fremantle, with scans clearing her of any breaks to her two dislocated fingers on her left hand.

She sustained the injury in the third term of Geelong's big 27-point win over Brisbane, and was administered the "green whistle" pain reliever on the bench while her fingers were relocated.

North Melbourne defender Jess Trend was initially expected to miss up to three weeks with an ankle injury, but has recovered much faster than expected and is a test to play against Collingwood on Saturday.

Teammate Nicole Bresnehan is one to two weeks away with a wrist injury, while Maddy Smith could be in line for her AFLW debut this week. She will need to get through a test as she recovers from a patella injury suffered pre-season.

Jasmyn Hewett has been ruled out for the remainder of the AFLW season after the Adelaide ruck needed an arthroscope on her injured right ankle.

Hewett has not played this season after suffering ligament damage in Adelaide's practice match with Fremantle in mid-January.

In better news for the Crows, Courtney Cramey (hamstring) and Jess Sedunary (foot) are expected to be available for selection in round seven.

Brisbane Lions defender Shannon Campbell is unlikely to play this week after a heavy head knock against Geelong.

Kate Darby's knee accidentally collided with Campbell's head, leaving the Lion extremely groggy. At the time, it appeared she may have suffered a leg injury in the process, but that is not the case.

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Teammate Sharni Webb is beginning to push for selection, having nearly completely overcome an ankle injury which has seen her miss the past three matches.

Western Bulldogs recruit Belinda Smith is facing a considerable stint away from the action after rupturing her left Achilles tendon in a VFLW practice match last weekend.

The midfielder has undergone surgery and her recovery is expected to take four-to-six months.

Erin McKinnon has had a rough couple of weeks; the Greater Western Sydney ruck missed round four with gastro and dislocated her thumb during training last week, ruling her out of round five.

She is will be tested for this Sunday's game against Adelaide.

Melbourne co-captain Shelley Scott had a sore shoulder after a big collision with Giants midfielder Courtney Gum, but is right to play this week against Western Bulldogs.

Collingwood looks likely to reshuffle its forward line once again, with Sarah D'Arcy aiming to return against North Melbourne.

D'Arcy has missed the past two weeks with a hamstring injury and will need to get through training this week to be selected.

Fremantle is yet to confirm the extent of injuries to Angelique Stannett (hamstring tightness), Evie Gooch (calf) and Kellie Gibson (head knock).

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