Alex Woodward may have ruptured his ACL in his right knee for a third time, after he fell to ground clutching his knee in the opening minutes of Box Hill’s VFL clash with Coburg on Sunday.
Woodward was taken from the field on a stretcher and looked in obvious discomfort.
Taken at No. 53 in the 2011 National Draft, Woodward had his first knee reconstruction in a NAB Cup game in 2012, before rupturing his ACL for the second time at training a year later.
He has shown great promise since returning from his latest injury, making two senior appearances last year and winning the J.J. Liston Trophy as the VFL’s best player in the Hawks’ reserve side, Box Hill last season.