ADELAIDE'S hopes of a win over North Melbourne this Saturday have taken a hit, with superstar midfielder Erin Phillips withdrawn due to general soreness.
Phillips made her return last week from a torn ACL, and while her knee is fine, she pulled up sore following her comeback game.
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"Erin’s knee is structurally sound, but her body was sore after her first game back following her 11-month knee rehabilitation," Adelaide football manager Phil Harper said.
"Unfortunately, the six-day turnaround wasn’t long enough to allow her body to be 100 per cent for this round."
Young midfielder-forward Jaimi Tabb comes into the side for her second AFLW match.
In other news, opponents North Melbourne has lost young tall Chloe Haines to a torn ACL.
Haines, who has one AFLW game to her name after making her debut last year, suffered the injury in a VFLW practice match.
Fellow Roo Elisha King – who had a knee reconstruction several years ago – is out for a few weeks after a small tear to her ACL graft was discovered.
The club is hopeful the hard-running high forward will return this season.