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Plane sidelined for AFLW season

Game Changers Update | Round 2 Carlton Media's Grace Phillips brings you all the news from Ikon Park as the Blues prepare for their Round 2 clash against GWS.

Carlton women’s player Natalie Plane will be sidelined for the remainder of the AFLW season, after suffering an injury in the Round 1 victory over Collingwood.

The midfielder suffered a high-grade ankle sprain during the historic opening game of the AFLW season at Ikon Park on Friday night.

Tahni Nestor will come into the side as a top-up player, with women’s senior coach Damien Keeping praising the 25-year-old’s versatility on field.

“While it is very disappointing to lose Natalie with a season-ending injury, we now welcome Tahni into the side as a top-up player.

"Tahni has a fierce thirst for the contest and is a neat kick. Tahni’s openness to learning will ensure she fits with the culture of our playing group.”

The 25-year-old comes in to the side from Ballarat, after transferring to the Eastern Devils and playing in the VFL last year.

Meet Tahni Nestor