RICHMOND skipper Katie Brennan will miss this weekend's clash with GWS in Wagga Wagga due to concussion.
Brennan was bumped front-on by Jordan Ivey – an act for which the Geelong midfielder copped a one-week suspension – in last Saturday's loss.
Forward-midfielder Christina Bernardi is the club's vice-captain and should be set to take the reins against the Giants.
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The Tigers are hopeful Lauren Tesoriero will be an inclusion after missing last week with soreness, while Tayla Stahl (hamstring) is a test to play her first match since round two.
Despite playing out last week's loss to Brisbane, GWS forward Yvonne Bonner won't take any further part in the season due to ligament damage in her left ankle.
The Western Bulldogs will be without Bonnie Toogood for at least three weeks, after the improved key forward suffered a low-grade PCL strain in her knee last weekend.
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The Dogs could regain Brooke Lochland (quad), Deanna Berry (concussion), and for the first time since round one, ruck Celine Moody (ankle), provided the trio get through training this week.
Issy Grant (toe) is gradually increasing her training loads, while Ange Gogos (MCL) remains some way off.
With Ash Brazill, Georgia Gourlay (both ACLs) and Ruby Schleicher (wrist) already sidelined, Collingwood will be unable to select dashing forward Machaelia Roberts for at least two weeks, after the NT product was diagnosed with a stress reaction in her leg.
Teammate Emma Grant continues to be monitored after suffering a concussion in match simulation in mid-January.
Brisbane rookie Brianna McFarlane has been ruled out for the season after reinjuring her previously reconstructed right shoulder.
The athletic forward is yet to make her debut, and suffered the injury in round one of the QAFLW, playing for Wilston Grange.