2018 AFLW Rising Star nominee Sophie Conway has ruptured her ACL during a training session.
Conway injury has her rules out of AFLW in 2019.
She was spending time with her family in Victoria and training with Richmond’s VFLW side when the injury occurred.
Conway made her debut for the Lions in their first game of the 2018 season against Adelaide Crows.
A fortnight later she received a nomination for the Rising Star award after kicking two goals in her side's win over Carlton.
“She’s a terrific kid and much loved within the team,” Brisbane Lions Women’s CEO Breeanna Brock said.
“She brings a great energy and sense of fun to the group.
“We are obviously devasted but the important thing to do now is focus on her recovery.
“I’m sure the girls will get around her and support her through this tough time,” she said.