CARLTON captain Kerryn Peterson will miss the start of the 2023 AFLW season with a knee injury.

Peterson reported soreness in her knee and underwent an arthroscope this week upon further assessment.

Carlton Head of AFLW Ash Naulty said the timeline for Peterson's return will become clearer once she returns to running and initially is expected to miss the first three weeks of the season.

“Kerryn has been giving everything throughout pre-season to help raise our program to new levels both on and off the field,” Naulty said.

“Even though she will miss the first few games, her leadership will continue to have a strong impact on our group and we look forward to her returning once our season is underway.”

Here’s where things stand from a Carlton injury perspective leading into the season.




Lulu Beatty Leg Scans confirmed a right tibia fracture.
Ruled out for the 2023 AFLW season: placed on the inactive list. (Update: 22 August)
Maddy Guerin ACL Has been placed on the inactive list. (Update: 22 August)
Phoebe McWilliams Calf Experienced a low-grade calf strain.
Availability will be assessed closer to Round 2. (Update: 30 August)
Kerryn Peterson Knee

Had an arthroscope completed.
Timeline for her return will become clearer once she returns to running in the coming weeks, at this stage Peterson is expected to miss the first month of the season. (Update: 30 August)

Tahlia Read Ankle Integrated back into running this week.
Aiming to be available in Round 5. (Update: 22 August)
Paige Trudgeon Knee Recovering from a meniscus injury.
Expected to be sidelined for another 2-3 weeks. (Update: 30 August)
Chloe Wrigley Hamstring Currently recovering from a high-grade hamstring strain.
Aiming to be available in the first few weeks of the season. (Update: 22 August)